Alice Herz-Sommer

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Alice Herz-Sommer
Born 26 November 1903
Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Died 23 February 2014(2014-02-23) (aged 110)
London, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death Natural causes
Occupation Pianist
Known for World's oldest Holocaust-survivor
Spouse Leopold Sommer (m. 1931–1944) «start: (1931)–end+1: (1945)»"Marriage: Leopold Sommer to Alice Herz-Sommer" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Herz-Sommer) (his death)
Children Raphael Sommer (dead)

Alice Herz-Sommer, also known as Alice Sommer (26 November 1903 – 23 February 2014), was a Czech-British music teacher and supercentenarian from Bohemia. She was a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Herz-Sommer has lived Belsize Park in London since 1986. She was the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor.[1]

Herz was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary on 26 November 1903. She was born along with her twin sister Mariana. She married the businessman and amateur musician Leopold Sommer in 1931. They had one son, Raphael Sommer. Leopold Sommer was later sent to Auschwitz. Although he survived the camp, he died at Dachau in 1944.

She lived in Israel and worked as a music teacher in Jerusalem. She then moved to London in 1986. Raphael Sommer, her only child, was a cellist and conductor. He died in 2001.

Herz-Sommer died on the morning of 23 February 2014 in London, England, from natural causes, aged 110.[2]

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