Jordan Kutzik works with Holocaust survivors for a living. That’s why he was taken aback when a colleague stumped him with this simple question: Who counts as a Holocaust survivor?
A documentary about Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor who died last month, has won the Academy Award for best short documentary.
After the death of Alice Herz-Sommer, the unofficial title of world’s oldest Holocaust survivor passes to Yisrael Kristal, a retired candymaker who will be 111 in September.
Alice Herz-Sommer, who died at 110, was the oldest known Holocaust survivor. Her music allowed her to cheat death in a concentration camp — and helped others too.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a condolence letter to Ariel Sommer, the grandson of Alice Herz-Sommer, who was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor.
In her 110 years, Alice Herz-Sommer has been an accomplished concert pianist and teacher, a wife and mother — and a prisoner in Theresienstadt.
Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor, celebrates her 110th birthday. Benjamin Ivry pays tribute to a pianist who remains a symbol of indomitable spirit.
Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer was born in pre-World War I Prague, survived the Holocaust, made aliyah and finally settled in London. Now 108, she is still smiling.