The Resource A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor, Caroline Stoessinger ; [foreword by Václav Havel, (sound recording)

A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor, Caroline Stoessinger ; [foreword by Václav Havel, (sound recording)

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A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor
Title
A century of wisdom
Title remainder
lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Stoessinger ; [foreword by Václav Havel
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"At 108 years old, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer is 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 friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Isaac Stern. Today Alice lives in London, where she still practices piano for hours every day. Despite her imprisonment in Theresienstadt and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends by the Nazis, and much later the premature death of her son, Alice has been victorious in her ability to live a life without bitterness. She credits music as the key to her survival, as well as her ability to acknowledge the humanity in each person, even her enemies. A Century of Wisdom is the remarkable and inspiring story of one woman's lifelong determination-- in the face of some of the worst evils known to man-- to find goodness in life. It is a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music, and the importance of leading a life of material simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism" -- from publisher's web site
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TEFBT
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Stoessinger, Caroline
Dewey number
940.5318092
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DS135.C97
LC item number
H47 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Linda Korn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Havel, Václav
  • Ross-Korn, Linda
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herz-Sommer, Alice
  • Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Women pianists
  • Pianists
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Label
A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor, Caroline Stoessinger ; [foreword by Václav Havel, (sound recording)
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  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 66 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307967695
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA3461
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn770010530
  • (OCoLC)770010530
  • 416630
  • 416630
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor, Caroline Stoessinger ; [foreword by Václav Havel, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 66 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307967695
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA3461
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn770010530
  • (OCoLC)770010530
  • 416630
  • 416630
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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