The oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, who is the subject of a documentary nominated for an Academy Award next week, died today in London.
Alice Herz-Sommer died at the age of 110 at a London hospital today, her daughter in law Genevieve Sommer announced there. She was hospitalized Friday.
Herz-Sommer survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp in what is now Terezin, Czech Republic, by playing in piano concerts. About 33,000 Jews were killed there.
She lost her husband there,
but she and her son were among the 20,000 survivors who were liberated
by Soviet troops in 1945, according to publicity
about the film.
That movie, The Lady in Number 6, is nominated for best short documentary in this year's Academy Awards.--City News Service