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Documentary on Oldest Shoah Survivor Wins Oscar a Week after Her Death

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A documentary about the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor won an Oscar one week after she died.

Alice Herz-Sommer, 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.”

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16 Responses to “Documentary on Oldest Shoah Survivor Wins Oscar a Week after Her Death”

  1. shes smiling in heaven today . amen

  2. זכרונה לברכה

  3. Olga Wong says:

    She was Hundred and 10 years old

  4. JoAnn Morris says:

    RIP beautiful lady.

  5. May her memory be for a blessing.

  6. what a great lady so courageous

  7. Aryeh Sax says:

    Of blessed memory, a outstanding lady.

  8. MAY her memory be an inspiration to us all. The real question is what will happen with holocaust memory when the last holocaust survivor dies. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  9. Al Goltzman says:

    It is a shame that we did not hear about this documentary before the Oscars. We are not aware of how to have access to them.

  10. Lyn Hancher says:

    Wow, am SO happy … was holding thumbs so tightly for this to happen :)

  11. Wwp Santos says:

    It is a shame that we did not hear about this documentary before the Oscars. We are not aware of how to have access to them.

  12. Magapon Urun says:

    isn’t it ironic?

  13. Marta Elisha Martaortega says:

    Solo los JUDÍOS pueden ser tan amables y con una capacidad del perdón I Love the jews <3

  14. may God Bless her soul. right under the Kisei HaKavod.

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