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Doc about Holocaust survivor wins Oscar

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A documentary on Alice Herz-Sommer, who died Feb. 23 at 110 as the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, won the Oscar for best short documentary at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 2.

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” chronicled her life as a musician.

Born in Prague in 1903, Herz-Sommer was an accomplished pianist who survived the Terezin-Theresienstadt concentration camp and went on to teach at the Jerusalem Academy of Music for several decades.

She later moved to London, following her son, Raphael, who predeceased her. — jns.org


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