Theresienstadt

Documentary On Oldest Holocaust Survivor Wins Oscar Week After Her Death

03/03/2014
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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 lived a long, happy life in spite of the Nazis, but didn't get to see film win Oscar. Polly Hancock via JTA

A Life Of Music, Forgiveness And Optimism

The opening showing of my pre-Oscar night nominated shorts marathon was 10:35 Sunday morning. I was one of half-a-dozen people nestled in IFC’s coziest screening room to view "The Lady in No.6," which enhanced my experience falling in love with the documentary’s then 109 year-old subject, Alice Herz-Sommer.

Alice Herz-Sommer, from the film “The Lady in No.6."  Via nickreedent.com

For A Kenyan Child, A Swedish-Jewish ‘Angel’

The power of generosity, and the connections it forges, plays out in ‘A Small Act.’

10/29/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

In Talmud Yerushalmi it is written, “I myself found fully grown carob trees in the world; as my fathers planted for me before I was born so do I plant for those who will come after me.”

There is a retired schoolteacher living in Stockholm, Hilde Back, who may never have read that sentence, although she is Jewish.

Hilde Back
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