Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Alice Herz-Sommer was a musician and loving mother — truly an extraordinary woman, who lived through unspeakable horror with grace and faith. She said “I was born Jewish, but my religion is Beethoven.” May she rest in peace and fill heaven with her music.

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RikiM
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G-d Bless her, may she rest in peace.

Kimberlee Clark
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What a beautiful lady she was. God Bless Her.

William Fuzi
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Today is the day the music truly went silent.

Eric Weaver
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awesome

Lois bartell
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Alan I just heard Irving Roth who is a holocaust survivor speak. This lady is not the last survivor. Please correct!!

jwh
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They said the oldest at 110

Joe Yancey
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what they said.

Trees
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Oldest, not last

Janet G
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It said OLDEST survivor not the LAST

Timothy Mickel
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he said the oldest not the last

The_Patriot
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Alice, May you walk with God and play with the grace of an angel in paradise for eternity. R.I.P.

T.s. Smith
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Rest in peace musical angel. ♡♡♡

Tisha
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Heaven just became a little more musical… rest in peace sweet soul.

Mary C.
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God I pray we will not have to endure what this fine lady has had to endure, living through the holocaust. If Obama has his way we are all headed in that direction. Being a Christian, I feel he hates Christians, as much as Hitler hated the Jews.

MiaNous
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He does hate christians, patriots like people who support the tea party. Just look at what he has the IRS doing. And NEVER, NEVER forget his 2008 speech, “America is no longer a CHRISTIAN NATION” That says it all plus look at the number of Muslims who has ties to the muslim brotherhood in offices in the white house that they should not be in because Muslims are our new enemy. And it doesnt take much to know that. Look at England, france, sweden and norway where rape is common and at the highest levels ever, close to 70%. Because… Read more »
Betty Fuson
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so very true

Brendan
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Please don’t insult the seriousness of the Holocaust with your paranoid fantasies.

Betty Fuson
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there is no hope for stupid people.

jwh
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And you sound like one.

OrganicGirl
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What fantasy Brendan?

Brendan
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As bad as Obama is… comparing him to Hitler and imagining that he will round up and massacre Christians is ignorant of history and insulting to all those who actually suffered under Hitler.
That fantasy.

Roger
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Brendan, you are dilusional. Obama has been duplicating images from Hitler but inserting himself into them. He is very much doing the same things that Hitler did and if you don’t believe it then maybe you will when he starts rounding people up. By his own executive order he has stated that he can and will do that.

lardnk
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I’m assuming you are a liberal, Kool-Aid drinker….do I assume wrongly??

Brendan
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Yes, you assume incorrectly.

Betty Fuson
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what planet are you from

Brendan
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Planet reality… come visit

Bariz Lame
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it has not come true yet, but it is no fantasy what is happening happened in Germany as Hitler rose to power. History repeats itself because no one listened the first time.
Get a clue Brendan. Read your history before you post and realize you have no idea what you are talking about

kim
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Obama is not loading us up in cattle cars & taking us to a gas chamber & then to the crematorium. Get politics & your gripe Mary C. out of the comments. This lady survived something unimaginable….your petty ‘prayer/opinion’, is a slap in the face to this woman! She’s got more strength than you ever will because chances are, she never complained about her life/ or government, etc. She literally lived through hell & embraced life, not blame it on some else or claim she’s being ‘led down a bad path’ by the president! Give this lady the respect she… Read more »
Betty Fuson
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you are a stupid person an i bet you voted for obummer.

Joeh
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You dont get it do you Mary C?…..

Roger
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Please don’t paint all German people with an evil brush. There were many people who had no idea what Hitler was doing and it’s really unfair to put them all into an evil population bucket.

MiaNous
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Roger, while you may be correct in some small pockets in some rural areas, but those that were close to the camps claimed the same thing. Soldiers smelled the stench miles from the camps, civilians knew people were sent via trains, but none left. Even at that, I never have found a rural town that rumors of such didnt reach. I know you want to protect your pride, but it was your ancestors who were responsible, not you. The men that tried to kill hitler, took years of propaganda to realize that they were the real hero’s of germany. One… Read more »
lardnk
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Roger, I don’t think for ONE SECOND that the entire country of Germany didn’t know what was going on…Common sense should tell everyone, if something of THAT magnitude was going on in America, we’d ALL know about it….I don’t buy that comment for a milli-sec…and you shouldn’t either!!

Roger
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Well then you don’t have family that grew up in Germany during that time. I do and I can tell you that many people did not know what was gong on and seriously you need to get your head out of the sand. There are many people who are blind to what is gong on here as well

Edward Press
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And ROGER know body is,but the German people fell for Hitlers BS just as most people here are falling for Obama’s BS & twice no less as he was elected a 2nd term,he doesn’t care about the American people,never has never will,he’s out to destroy this country & if not stopped he will succeed!!!!!

Betty Fuson
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you are right

kim
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May God Rest her Soul & give her unlimited freedom to run through the fields, & play the piano for all the other heavenly souls……:-)

Wow_Who_Would_Think
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There are holocaust survivors who point out the amazing similarities between how Hitler sneaked up on the German people and how Obama is doing very similar things.Open your eyes. I have also read things people sent me where I thought they were describing Hitler and then at the end they said it was Obama. Very Scary!!

MiaNous
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Brendan I think you should read history and current historical facts about Obama. One he is a Marxist and a Muslim. Muslims admired HItler. Two plus two equals four, so therefore go and seek the similarities now you have more information on obama. Obama has had many people killed by lack of action, add them all up, you have a mass killing. Obama had many of the PRO GUN activist killed, all mysteriously, one killed, per them a car wreck, when it was an actual explosion. Motor was found 100ft away from the car. These are no coincidences. Please educate… Read more »
Brendan
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Aside from a complete lack of sensitivity, you are showing an utter ignorance of history.
As bad as Obama may be, comparing him to Hitler and the Holocaust is an insult to all those who suffered during those dark times.
Shame on you.

Betty Fuson
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you won’t think so when it comes here an it will if obunner stays in office.

Josie
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Brendan you do not understand what that comment was trying to tell you. This short story is about Alice yes but – Wow-who-would-think was trying to tell you about a very well known piece that has a long list of items/issues/laws/manuevers which while reading it anyone that knows anything about history thinks it’s talking about Hitler but it really is talking about all the items/issues/laws/manuevers that Oboob had done. Fact and verifiable. Alice is a holocaust survivor there is no lack of sensitivity about it. Don’t you think Alice having experienced that horror would want others to be warned? Denying… Read more »
Native American
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Brendan has not done his homework..pray for him..