Oscar win for Documentary on oldest Holocaust survivor- 7 days after her death

The film’s director Malcolm Clarke, mentioned how he was most impressed by Herz-Sommer’s “extraordinary capacity for joy” and “amazing capacity for forgiveness.”

By JTA, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life won best documentary short. It’s subject, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, died last week at age 110.

Alice Herz Sommer - The Lady In Number 6

Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer (ז”ל), died last week at age 110.

Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, who died in London on Feb. 23 at the age of 110, was the subject of The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, which won the Academy Award for documentary short Sunday night.

The Prague-born Herz-Sommer, a concert pianist, was a prisoner in Theresienstadt.

In accepting the Oscar, the film’s director, Malcolm Clarke, said that he was struck by Herz-Sommer’s “extraordinary capacity for joy” and “amazing capacity for forgiveness.”

Alice was born on November 26, 1903 into an upper-class Jewish family steeped in literature and classical music.

 

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