Prague-born oldest Holocaust survivor dies at 110

24-02-2014

The oldest known Holocaust survivor, Prague-born pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, has died at the age of 110. Born in 1903, she was from a German speaking Jewish family and knew such figures as Franz Kafka and Max Brod. The Nazis interned her at the Terezín concentration camp, where she was to take part in over 100 concerts, in 1943. After the war Herz-Sommer lived in Israel for four decades before moving to London, where she passed away on Sunday.