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A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor

Author: Caroline Stoessinger; Alice Herz-Sommer
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Collects life lessons by a Holocaust survivor and concert pianist, sharing the wisdom she has gleaned and insights into her resolve to thrive in spite of loss and her choice to harbor no bitterness toward her oppressors.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alice Herz-Sommer; Alice Herz-Sommer; Alice Herz-Sommer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Stoessinger; Alice Herz-Sommer
ISBN: 9780812992816 0812992814 9780679644019 0679644016
OCLC Number: 738339367
Description: xxi, 232 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
Contents: Alice and Franz Kafka --
Interlude: An emerald ring --
A tolerant heart --
Peeling potatoes --
Interlude: Dreaming --
Piano lessons --
Interlude: Fire --
Starting over --
The tin spoon --
Never too old --
Interlude: Chicken soup --
Music was our food --
The Führer gives the Jews a city --
Snapshots --
Interlude: Old age --
Man in the glass booth --
No harsh words --
First flight --
Alice the teacher --
Interlude: The lady in number six --
Circle of friends --
Coda: Alice today.
Other Titles: Lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor
Responsibility: Caroline Stoessinger.

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Collects life lessons by a Holocaust survivor and concert pianist, sharing the wisdom she has gleaned and insights into her resolve to thrive in spite of loss and her choice to harbor no bitterness toward her oppressors.

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