|Born||26 November 1903
Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
|Died||23 February 2014
London, England, United Kingdom
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Known for||World's oldest Holocaust-survivor|
|Spouse||Leopold Sommer (m. 1931–1944) (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.
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.
Herz-Sommer died on the morning of 23 February 2014 in London, England, from natural causes, aged 110.
References[change | change source]
- "The Lady In Number 6" takes refuge in music by Montreal Times.com
- "Oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies at 110". BBC News.com. 23 February 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26318383. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Life is beautiful", The Guardian, 13 December 2006
- "I look at the good", Haaretz, 21 January 2010
- "I played Chopin as they sent my family to their deaths", Jewish Chronicle