Creating Waves of Awareness
Holocaust Survivor Alice Herz-Sommer
Who is wealthy? Every day we can learn something.
Can a human thrive on spirit, music and laughter alone?
Alice Herz-Sommer transports all who listen to her speak and play music to another world. A place more peaceful and as she says a world of 'undescribeable beauty.'
What can change a person to live a long happy life? No matter the consequences, Alice found beauty and goodness. Of course, a surviver lives with gratitude for everything large or small.
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE OPTIMISTIC. 25 years ago Alice was
diagnosed with cancer and had an operation. She keeps going with hope
and the spirit of music and God. Alice also kept up a regular
exercise program to stay fit.
Our New Year gift is the set of Alice's interviews. What are your resolutions for each day?
Here's an interview with Anthony Robbins from a year or so ago -- and it's a little treasure: we can hear Alice talk about her ideas, and philosophy of life; there are archival photos of the Holocaust years, and Alice as a younger woman. We can also see Alice playing piano.
Alice survived the concentration camps through her music, her optimism and her gratitude for the small things that came her way - a smile, a kind word, the sun. When asked about the secret of her longevity, Alice says: "I look where it is good."
This film is life-affirming in its deepest meaning.
Life is short. It's a gift. Remember what's of value.
To cherish life, to be loved. And mostly: To have love in your heart.
Alice Herz-Sommer, also known as Alice Sommer (born 26 November 1903), is a Jewish pianist, music teacher, and supercentenarian from Bohemia, and a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Herz-Sommer has lived Belsize Park in London since 1986, and is the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor. One of a few surviving supercentenarians known for other than their longevity, she currently resides in London, England.
FEBRUARY 24, 2014 NEWS OF THE PASSING OF THIS GREAT WOMEN. LONDON — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an Oscar.