Alice's Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

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Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781250007414, ISBN10 1250007410
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Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781250007414, ISBN10 1250007410

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Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781250007414, ISBN10 1250007410

"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 Muller 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.

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Number of Pages: 349
Original Languages: English
Author: Herz-sommer, Alice ,  Mueller, Melissa ,  Piechocki, Reinhard
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: March, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781250007414
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.75 x 9.75 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1250007410
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