Title: Alices Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Hardcover
Hardcover. 368 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.4in. x 1.4in.How music provided hope in one of the worlds darkest timestheinspirationallife storyof Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivorAlice Herz-Sommerwas bornin Prague in 1903. A talented pianist from a very early age, she became famous throughout Europe; but, as the Nazisrose to power, herworldcrumbled. In 1942, hermotherwas deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and vanished. In 1943, Alice, her husband and their six-year-old son weresent there, too. In the midst ofhorror, music, especiallyChopins Etudes, wasAlices salvation. Theresienstadt was a show camp, a living slice of Nazi propagandacreated toconvince outsiders that the Jews were being treated humanely. Inmore than a hundred concerts, Alicegaveher fellow prisoners hope in a time of suffering. Written with the cooperation of Alice Herz-Sommer, Melissa Mller and Reinhard Piechockis Alices Pianois the first timeherstoryhas beentold. At 107 years old, shecontinues to play her piano in London andbring hope to many. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781250007414
Synopsis: How music provided hope in one of the world's darkest times?the inspirational life story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer was born in Prague in 1903. A talented pianist from a very early age, she became famous throughout Europe; but, as the Nazis rose to power, her world crumbled. In 1942, her mother was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and vanished. In 1943, Alice, her husband and their six-year-old son were sent there, too. In the midst of horror, music, especially Chopin's Etudes, was Alice's salvation. Theresienstadt was a "show camp", a living slice of Nazi propaganda created to convince outsiders that the Jews were being treated humanely. In more than a hundred concerts, Alice gave her fellow prisoners hope in a time of suffering. Written with the cooperation of Alice Herz-Sommer, Melissa Müller and Reinhard Piechocki's Alice's Piano is the first time her story has been told. At 107 years old, she continues to play her piano in London and bring hope to many.
About the Author:
MELISSA MÜLLER is an author and journalist living in Munich. Her collaboration with Traudl Junge became an international bestseller. She is also the author of Anne Frank: The Biography.
REINHARD PIECHOCKI is the author of a number of works of cultural history and a close friend of Alice Herz-Sommer's for many years.
ALICE HERZ-SOMMER, at 107 years old, is the oldest living Holocaust survivor. She lives in London.
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