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BBC Radio: Alice Herz Sommer Interview (Part 1)

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Published on Aug 5, 2009

Lessons from Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor:
Canada: http://amzn.to/2dEw7X8
US: http://amzn.to/2dMUr54

Now over 100 years old, Holocaust survivor and concert pianist Alice Herz Sommer, talks to Judi Herman about her extraordinary life.

She was born in Prague into a musical Jewish family - her mother played with Gustav Mahler as a child. Alice and her son Raphael, a gifted cellist, survived the Holocaust and moved to Israel and then London.

Although Raphael sadly died in 2002, Alice continues to lead an extraordinarily active life, filled with her music and her studies, her friends and her family.

To mark national Holocaust Memorial Day, she tells her story and plays her favourite recordings, including of some of herself and her son Raphael.

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