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Caroline Stoessinger

A CENTURY OF WISDOM

An inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism--the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor.

At nearly 108 years old, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer is the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. An eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one, she has seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka, whom she knew as Uncle Franz; and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Rainer Maria Rilke were friends of her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir became a friend and...

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