Alice Herz-Sommer was known for her grace and wisdom. The 109-year-old who passed away in 2014 was the oldest living pianist and Holocaust survivor, and undoubtedly one of the most inspirational people in the world.
A documentary called “The Lady In Number 6” tells her incredible story from beginning to end — but just the 11-minute preview in itself is amazing enough.
“Every day in life is beautiful,” Herz-Sommer says in the video above. “Every day. It’s beautiful.”
The 38-minute-long documentary is directed by Malcolm Clarke and produced by Nicholas Reed was shortlisted for the Academy Awards’ documentary short subject category. “Kids all over the world grow up on superheroes,” Reed writes on the documentary’s website. “What we, their parents, must remind them, is documentaries tell stories about ‘real superheroes.’ Superheroes are based on great people, real people, like Alice Herz Sommer.”
Despite everything she’s been through, Herz-Sommer insisted that she never hated the Nazis and never will.
“I have lived through many wars and have lost everything many times — including my husband, my mother and my beloved son,” she says on the documentary’s website. “Yet, life is beautiful, and I have so much to learn and enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism and hate.”