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Alice Herz Sommer

Alice Herz-Sommer and Her Piano: A Long (109 Years) and Meaningful Life

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Although she played on an out-of-tune piano, her mission helped block the constant awareness of violence, horror and death all around her. She told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2010, "I thought if I learned to play them (Chopin pieces), they would save my life." And perhaps they did.

The Nazis Weren't Able To Break Her Spirit.. Now, She's Inspiring Everyone In Her Path

Posted 10.17.2013 | Good News

Alice Herz-Sommer is known for her grace and wisdom. The 109-year-old, who is the oldest living pianist and Holocaust survivor, is undoubtedly one of ...

A Mother's Gift

Caroline Stoessinger | Posted 07.12.2013 | Books
Caroline Stoessinger

"When a child is held close to the mother everything good can happen; he feels secure." These words of advice from Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest Holocaust survivor and quintessential mother, defined her quest under unimaginable circumstances.

Lessons on How to Live From a Holocaust Survivor

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

What I find most remarkable about Herz-Sommer is how throughout her life she has remained optimistic about life and people and lived from a sense of appreciation. And this has much to teach us.

Never Too Old: Words Of Wisdom From The World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor

Caroline Stoessinger | Posted 06.19.2012 | Good News
Caroline Stoessinger

Alice is always ready for something new: a new thought, a new book, a new idea, new people. Her curiosity is insatiable. Well beyond an age when many begin to turn away from everything different or unfamiliar, she welcomes nearly everything innovative.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: You, Not Your Circumstances, Hold the Power

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.

Everything Is A Present: 108-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor On Beauty, Love And Conquering Hate

Posted 04.17.2012 | Good News

By DailyGood At age 108, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer still practices piano for three hours every day. At age 104, she had a book written a...

What Gives Your Life Meaning?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

What sustains you? What puts a smile on your face and lights up your heart? What keeps the embers of your soul on fire? What really matters deeply to you?