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Herz-Sommer, Alice 1903-2014

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Works: 41 works in 106 publications in 10 languages and 2,880 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs and music  Interviews  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Personal narratives 
Roles: Performer, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Author, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: DS135.C97, 940.5318092
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A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor by Caroline Stoessinger( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects life lessons by a Holocaust survivor and concert pianist, sharing the wisdom she has gleaned and insights into her resolve to thrive in spite of loss and her choice to harbor no bitterness toward her oppressors
Everything is a present : Alice Sommer Herz, sage, saint, maven( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Nupen's film portrays Alice Sommer Herz, a woman with the true gift of forgiveness. A Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, she also remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others. She plays extracts from Impromptu no. 2, op. 142 : D 935 / Schubert ; Czech dance / Smetana ; Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 / Beethoven
We want the light by Christopher Nupen( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 2-DVD set is divided into three parts. Part one is a one hour film, We want the light, the title taken from a poem written by 12-year-old Eva Pickova, interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. It is about the complex relationship between Jews and German music, and about survival and the place of music in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The second part of the DVD continues with nearly all the music from the film, not as background music as in the film, but in vision, shot in such a way so as to make it a reflection of the themes touched upon in the film, but this time without words. The third section includes interviews with musicians and three Holocaust survivors followed by Evgeniĭ Kisin's rendition of the slow movement of Brahm's F minor piano sonata
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life by Malcolm Clarke( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. As the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor, 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer shares her views on how to live a long and happy life. She discusses music, laughter and how to remain optimistic come what may. The film features beautiful photographs and rare film footage that truly brings Alice's extraordinary story to life."--Container
De pianiste van Theresienstadt by Alice Herz-Sommer( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facetten uit het leven van concertpianiste Alice Herz-Sommer, overlevende van de Holocaust
Refuge in music: Terezín = Musik als Zuflucht: Theresienstadt : Konzertmitschnitt aus der Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste by Dorothee Binding( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays homage to extraordinary composers and musicians imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin (Theresienstadt). Interviews with Daniel Hope, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Terezin survivors, pianist Alice Herz-Sommer and guitarist Coco Schumann. Includes a full concert recording
Alice Sommer Herz : everything is a present( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything is a present." Alice Sommer Herz Alice Sommer Herz is thought of with affection by hundreds of thousands of people in the world as both a sage and a saint. Her wisdom is evident in almost everything that she says. Her saintliness is seen in her almost unique tolerance and her compassion. She has the true gift of forgiveness. Born in 1903, she is the second oldest person in London, lives entirely alone in a small flat and practices the piano for two and a half hours every day. She was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp for two years with her six-year-old son and remembers her inability to feed her child and to answer his questions, as an indescribable nightmare. She remembers also playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. She is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others. She elaborates on this theme in this film. She has suffered experiences which no human being should have to endure, including the deaths of both her mother and her husband at the hands of the Nazis and yet she speaks about her experiences with a simplicity and a quiet grace that win the hearts of all who discover her. She says that she has never hated and never will, in spite of all that has happened and in spite of growing up in Prague in the midst of three warring cultures, Czech, German and Jewish. She does not even hate the Nazis who put her in the concentration camp because she sees very deep and she knows that hatred eats the soul of the hater, not the hated. At 104, Alice published a book about her life and experiences. That is to say, two writers in Hamburg compiled a book from hundreds of conversations with her over nearly 3 years. That book A Garden of Eden in Hell, rapidly became a best-seller and has already, within two years, been published in seven languages. Gigi Sommer is also the heroine of our multi-prize-winning film, We Want the Light, which has been shown on television and won her a following in many parts of the world
Everything is a present : the wonder and the grace of Alice Sommer Herz = Alles ist ein Geschenk( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Nupen's film portreys Alice Sommer Herz, 106, the second oldest person in London, a woman with the true gift of forgiveness. A Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, she also remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others
From hell to paradise, or, Chopin saved me( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Sommer is 103 years of age and lives in London. She experienced both world wars, inflation, the Holocaust, the Liberation, Communism and the construction of the State of Israel
Le monde d'Alice : 108 ans de sagesse by Alice Herz-Sommer( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refuge in music Terezín - Theresienstadt by Dorothee Binding( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays homage to extraordinary composers and musicians imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin (Theresienstadt). Interviews with Daniel Hope, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Terezin survivors, pianist Alice Herz-Sommer and guitarist Coco Schumann. Includes a full concert recording
Everything is a present the wonder and the grace of Alice Sommer Herz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une interview de la pianiste juive née en 1903 à Prague, déportée au camp de Theresienstadt (Terezin), survivante de la Shoah qui a décimé une partie de sa famille. Une centenaire optimiste qui joue chaque jour au piano Bach, Beethoven ou Schubert, et qui admire Wagner pour sa musique et ses textes poétiques. Dans ce documantaire, elle joue des extraits de Impromptu no. 2, op. 142 : D 935 / Schubert ; Czech dance / Smetana ; Sonate no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 / Beethoven. http://www.veroniquechemla.info
Alice Herz-Sommer spielt( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ein Garten Eden inmitten der Hölle" by Alice Herz-Sommer( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonder and the grace of Alice Sommer Herz everything is a present : sage, saint, mavin and subject of the best selling book A garden of Eden in hell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady in no. 6( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. As the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor, 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer shares her views on how to live a long and happy life. She discusses music, laughter and how to remain optimistic come what may. The film features beautiful photographs and rare film footage that truly brings Alice's extraordinary story to life."--Container
The wonder and grace of Alice Sommer Herz Everything is a present. Sage, saint, mavin and subject of the best selling book "A garden of eden in hell" by Christopher Nupen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Everything is a present sage, saint, mavin : the wonder and the grace of Alice Sommer Herz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christopher Nupen's film portreys Alice Sommer Herz, 106, the second oldest person in London, a woman with the true gift of forgiveness. A Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, she also remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others
Alice's Piano by Reinhard Piechocki( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How music provided hope in one of the world's darkest times?the inspirational life story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer was born in Prague in 1903. A talented pianist from a very early age, she became famous throughout Europe; but, as the Nazis rose to power, her world crumbled. In 1942, her mother was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and vanished. In 1943, Alice, her husband and their six-year-old son were sent there, too. In the midst of horror, music, especially Chopin's Etudes, was Alice's salvation. Theresienstadt was a "show camp", a living slice of Nazi propaganda created to convince outsiders that the Jews were being treated humanely. In more than a hundred concerts, Alice gave her fellow prisoners hope in a time of suffering. Written with the cooperation of Alice Herz-Sommer, Melissa M?ller and Reinhard Piechocki's Alice's Piano is the first time her story has been told. At 107 years old, she continues to play her piano in London and bring hope to many
 
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