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Video:She Was 40 When The Nazis Took Her. Now, She's Outlived Them And Has Something Incredible To Say.

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Victoria Fine Alice Herz has lived through things you can't imagine. Here's what keeps her more passionate about life than most 20-somethings I know.

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fly bird (26)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:21 am
Thank you for sharing. Wonderfully beautiful.

Robert B (60)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:04 am
I had seen this before. Everyone should see this. It's a wonderful message for all of us.

Jerry B (128)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:20 am
Noted wonderful article..thanks JL.

Stevie A (10)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:38 am
I appreciate, nay, need Inspiration! Thanks for sharing this.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:39 am
Wonderful article.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:56 pm

Malgorzata Zmuda (200)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:18 pm

Debra G (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:23 pm
This was truly inspiring. Thank you, Alice, for your music and uplifting philosophy.

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:55 pm
Could not get to see that video, but thanks.
I have known some camp survivors.
And the willfully delusional among us, insist this never happened. Yeah, just like evolution does not happen, but then, what do they think all that anti-biotic and pesticide resistance is- It is evolution in your own body's biome, and your own farm/backyard!

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:57 pm
I know that I got tangential there, above, but there are just so many ways willful ignorance is hurting the country, and the world!

Pat B (356)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:38 pm
Great educational message that Frau Herz Sommer relates to all of us. Thank you, JL for this.

. (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:07 pm
I couldn't believe what I was seeing, and listening to. What an amazing, incredible piece. Thank you so much.

Barbara K (60)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:21 pm
What an amazing woman. She plays so beautifully, and I'm so glad she survived and I hope she lives even longer. Thanks, my friend.

Pat P (143)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:08 pm
What a cool lady!

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 7:07 pm
That was a wonderful story, for 109 yrs. old she sure gets around good.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:43 pm
Inspirational woman who has seen tragedy and terror but has survived it all in so many ways.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:12 pm
I got a half blank page, with 2 lines, no story...? :(

ewoud k (68)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:25 am
Wonderful person, thanks for posting!

(playing) music conserves the brain, and in this case allows her to tell her story, and us to hear it.

Don't forget the past, and try to learn from it.


Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:56 am
Fantastic! This is the stuff!

Alan Lambert (91)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:24 am
What a legend...

reft h (66)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:33 am
she's a sweetheart!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:17 am
Thanks, this was interesting.

Rhonda B (99)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:08 am
What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing..

Ruth C (87)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:28 am
I would love to speak with her personally, she is a wonderful person.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:44 pm
Thank you for sharing. She's a wonderful person.

Winnie Adams (179)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:47 pm
Blessings to her and all the survivors and their families. We must NEVER forget.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:27 am
Unfortunately the Nazis are alive and well and behind many of the large corporations.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:08 pm

JL A (281)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:13 pm
You are welcome Jess, Jerry, Stef, Birgit, Malgorzata, Mitchell, Pat, Allan, Barbara, Ewoud, John, Rhonda, Muriel and Jonathan.

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:51 pm
I saw this on Take Part and the woman is amazing. At 109 she still plays the piano and is so optimistic-more than I can say for me. The Nazis did horrid things but on the end they didn't beat her. She won by her survival and outlook on life. There were Nazis who did what they did to survive-they would have been killed and some tried to help but most were scum. My grandmother would never buy anything German after the was.

Gloria H (88)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:17 pm
Such a delightful lady! Even if she wasn't famous for age, and talent I would still love to listen to her talk, watch the twinkle in her eyes, just a totally wonderful soul!
The music was the last speck of beauty the unfortunate were to witness before they were led into the railroad cars for their destiny with the gas chamber. May they all rest in peace. May the world never forget and stay vigilent. hate is a mask worn not only by white German Nazis, but fits on the face of every race, nation, and religion equally well.It is up to us to refuse to put it on.

Deb E (63)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:08 pm
I think I could visit with that lady forever. What a beautiful story. And she is right. Music is everything!

Lauren Rischel (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:54 pm
She was stronger than the Yekke's hatred, and stayed a beacon of beauty.

Apolonia P (393)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:04 pm
Amazing lady indeed...

cynthia l (207)
Monday December 9, 2013, 3:47 am
inspirational and beautiful winner

Melania P (122)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 8:56 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 5:58 am
thank you
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