Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest known Holocaust survivor, has died at 110
At 110 years old, Herz-Sommer described how, in a time of death, music was her saving grace. Originally from Prague, she had lived in London until the Nazis took her, her husband and her son to Terezin (Theresienstadt) a labor and concentration camp. Both of her parents were gassed and killed at Terezin.
While her husband was killed at the concentration camp, she became a member of the camp’s orchestra, playing piano for Nazi soldiers.
“Music saved my life and music saves me still,” Herz-Sommer said.