Survival Through Music: Alice Herz-Sommer

Enjoy a sneak peek of this course on July 22.  “Throughout her two years in Theresienstadt, through the hunger and cold and death all around her, through the loss of her mother and husband, Alice Herz-Sommer was sustained by a Polish man who had died long before. His name was Frédéric Chopin.”   So the New York Times begins its obituary of Alice Herz-Sommer who died on February 23, 2014, at the age of 110, the oldest Holocaust survivor at the time of her death.


The Lady in #6 is the Academy Award-winning documentary about Alice Herz-Sommer.  The film, like the woman, is an inspiration.  When you wonder about what gives us the power to survive our own lives, it is good to hear the words of one who has survived one of the worst atrocities in history.  This film will make you smile, make you think, and give you hope.  “Music saved my life, and music saves me still.”

Following the film will be discussion, Q&A, why the Chopin Études are so famous, and a music lesson by Robin McNeil.

Tuesday, July 22, 1:00–3:00
DVD, Discussion & Music Lecture
8081 E. Orchard Rd., Auditorium – 2nd level. Park near Door 11.

FREE – no RSVP necessary