by Eva Fogelman

From Prague to Theresienstadt

Alice’s Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer (St. Martin’s Press, $26.99) by best-selling German author Melissa Müller (Anne Frank: The Biography) and cultural historian Reinhard Piechocki, is the biography of a musician who gave hope to thousands of Theresienstadt inmates while struggling to save her six-year-old son. Alice Herz-Sommer’s own life spanned the entire twentieth century. At 108, Herz-Sommer is reputed to be the oldest living survivor, and her story is a spellbinding tale of salvation through music.

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