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Documentary on deceased Holocaust survivor wins Oscar


A documentary on Alice Herz-Sommer, who died Feb. 23 at 110 and was at the time the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening.

Born in Prague in 1903, Herz-Sommer was an accomplished pianist who survived the Terezin-Theresienstadt concentration camp and went on to teach at the Jerusalem Academy of Music for several decades.

The winning documentary, titled “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” chronicled her life as a musician.


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