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The one beautiful thing that helped this Holocaust survivor live to 110 (VIDEO)


The lady in number 6 is an inspiring story.

Have you heard of “the lady in number 6”?

If not, you’re missing out on one of the most inspirational stories ever told.

Alice Herz Sommer, who died in February 2014 at the age of 110, was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, who quite literally owed her life to music. She was also the world’s oldest pianist, and her musical ability is the reason she was never sent to Auschwitz. Instead, she was kept at a “feeder” camp, where the Nazis used her, and other musicians and artists like her, for propaganda. Many years later, at the age of 109, still in good health and full of hope, all she wanted to do was enjoy people and focus on music.

Before her death, Academy Award winning filmmaker Malcolm Clarke, made a beautiful movie about Herz Sommer called The Lady in Number 6, in which she discusses the power of music, its ability to change us, and the need for beauty and hope in each of our lives. The video clip gives a glimpse into the film.

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