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November 5, 2010 7:25 AM   Subscribe

Dancing under the gallows (SYLT) A trailer for an upcoming documentary traces the life of concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, the worlds oldest Holocaust survivor.
posted by the noob (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
posted by clarknova at 8:03 AM on November 5, 2010

A million thanks for posting that, noob. Happy tears!
posted by drlith at 8:05 AM on November 5, 2010

Thank you for posting this! Her 107th birthday will be on November 26th.

Additional Background:

Jewish Chronicle: I played Chopin as they sent my family to their deaths

The Guardian: 'Life is beautiful'

The Sunday Times: A Life in the Day: Alice Herz-Sommer: "The 104-year-old pianist survived two years in Theresienstadt concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. Her son, Raphael, also survived, but died in 2001. Today Alice lives alone in north London"

Extract from the book, "A Garden of Eden in Hell"

* BBC Radio Interview, Part 1, Part 2. (Original is here, but may not be available in all countries.)
* The Guardian: An interview that includes her playing the piano
posted by zarq at 8:19 AM on November 5, 2010

How beautiful. Thank you so much for posting.
posted by Wordwoman at 9:08 AM on November 5, 2010

I was going to post this a few days ago, but then I thought I'd wait for her birthday!
posted by Obscure Reference at 1:33 PM on November 5, 2010

Happy 107th birthday, Alice.

The video has been taken down. Too bad, since I wanted to embed it on my blog today for her birthday today. Does anyone know if the video is available online anywhere else?
posted by John Cohen at 9:41 AM on November 26, 2010

Ah, here's the video.
posted by John Cohen at 9:45 AM on November 26, 2010

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