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- DescriptionAlice Herz-Sommer was born in 1903 in Prague, the Prague of the Hapsburgs and of Franz Kafka, a family friend. Musically very gifted, by her mid-teens Alice was one of the best-kwn pianists in Prague. But as the Nazis swept across Europe her comfortable, bourgeois world began to crumble around her, as anti-Jewish feeling t only intensified but was legitimised. In 1942, Alice's mother was deported. Desperately unhappy, she resolved to learn Chopin's 24 Etudes - the most technically demanding pia pieces she knew - and the complex but beautiful music saved her sanity. A year later, she, too - together with her husband and their six-year-old son - was deported to a concentration camp. But even in Theresienstadt, music was her salvation and in the course of more than a hundred concerts she gave her fellow-prisoners hope in a world of pain and death.This is her remarkable story, but it is also the story of a mother's struggle to create a happy childhood for her beloved only son in the midst of atrocity and barbarism. Of 15,000 children sent to the camp, Raphael was one of the 130 who survived. Today, Alice Herz-Sommer lives in London and she still plays the pia every day.
- Author BiographyMelissa Muller is an author and journalist living in Munich. Her collaboration with Traudl Junge, Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary, was an international bestseller. Reinhard Piechocki is the author of a number of works of cultural history and has been a close friend of Alice Herz-Sommer's for many years.
- Author(s)Melissa Muller,Reinhard Piechocki
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication07/03/2008
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPan Books
- Out-of-print date11/06/2014
- Content Note40 black & white halftones
- Weight272 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementUnabridged
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