LONDON, ENGLAND – The world is saying farewell to the oldest known Holocaust survivor.
Alice Herz Sommer died over the weekend in London at the ripe old age of 110.
Born in Prague in 1903, Alice was 39 years old when she was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, along with her five-year-old son.
Her husband was sent to another camp, where he died.
Alice was a survivor, but that wasn’t the only thing that defined her. She was a talented pianist who credited music with saving her life. She and fellow prisoners played concerts to entertain the Nazis.
Despite the tragedies she suffered, Alice lived a very full life.
Thank you, Alice, for reminding us all: The best revenge is living long — and living well.