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Now 108 years old, Nazi concentration camp survivor Alice Sommer lives unassisted in a London flat and plays piano every day. The secret of her long life and vitality are her happiness and optimism. Music is her religion, and saved her life.

Now 108 years old, Nazi concentration camp survivor Alice Sommer lives unassisted in a London flat and plays piano every day. The secret of her long life and vitality are her happiness and optimism. Music is her religion, and saved her life.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Alice Herz-Sommer---  108 year old optimist, pianist, life lover, smiler, inspiration, and Holocaust survivor.   I want to grow up to be like her:)

Alice Herz-Sommer Perrin Black the oldest holocaust surviver now 106 yrs. 'music was our food' and she plays the piano in vid.

Alice Herz-Sommer, 108, "has the distinction of being not only the oldest Terezin survivor but also holds the title of the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. Deported to Terezin with her husband and young son, the 21-year-old accomplished pianist gave music lessons to the children of the camp and played more than 100 concerts for inmates during her internment at Terezin."She is so beautiful

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Oldest known Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies at the age of 110 - Photo by Dennis Darling

108 year old Holocaust Survivor

Frederic Bohbot, producer of The Lady in Number describes Alice Herz-Sommer as the most incredible person he's ever met. "[Alice Herz-Sommer] had no material desires, she had no hatred in her. She was curious about everyone and loved everyone"

Πώς μπορεί ένα παιδί να μη γελάει όταν γελάει η μαμά του; - Aspa Online

Πώς μπορεί ένα παιδί να μη γελάει όταν γελάει η μαμά του

Πώς μπορεί ένα παιδί να μη γελάει όταν γελάει η μαμά του; - Aspa Online

The oldest survivor of the 3 concentration camps 107-year-old Jehovah's Witness, Leopold Engleitner. Determined: Witnesses were told they would be allowed to get out of the camps if they turned their back on their religion. Engleitner refused~What a wonderful brother, he endured a lot and he is certainly being blessed for the stand he took against Hitler.

The oldest survivor of the concentration camps: Extraordinary story of 107-year-old who was imprisoned in THREE Nazi prisons

One of the oldest surviving holocaust survivors Leopold Engleitner died this month aged 107 as a faithful Jehovah's Witness

Movie Review: The Lady In Number 6  There are no words to describe this film other than saying SEE IT NOW. It is not a typical Holocaust story because it is more about a woman so filled with love, joy and gratitude that you come away feeling blessed to have spent 38 minutes visiting with her.  After reading my post I know you will agree.

Movie Review: The Lady In Number 6

Alice Herz-Sommer: pianist and oldest known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

"I have lived through many wars & have lost everything many times - my husband, my mother & my beloved son. Yet life is beautiful&  I have so much to learn & enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism & hate.  I have had such a beautiful life. Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature & music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish & pass on to those we love". Alice Herz Sommer, pianist & survivor of Theresienstadt.

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"I have lived through many wars and have lost everything many times - including my husband, my mother and my beloved son. Yet life is beautiful, and I have so much to learn and enjoy." - Alice Herz Sommer, pianist and survivor of Theresienstadt.

When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 Paula Zyto was twelve years old.  Polish Jews, Zyto and her family were first segregated in a ghetto, later to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  When the camp was liberated on April 15, 1945,  13 thousand dead lay around the camp.  If not for a well-placed boot, Paula Zyto would have been counted among the dead. A British soldier accidentally stepped on Ms. Zyto’s hand causing her to move. She was moved to a hospital and her life was saved.

Obit of the Day: Holocaust Survivor When Germany invaded Poland on September 1939 Paula Zyto was twelve years old. Like other Polish Jews, Zyto and her family were first segregated in a ghetto.

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