(JTA) — A documentary about the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor won an Oscar one week after she died.
Herz-Sommer, who died in London on Feb. 23 at the age of 110, was the
subject of “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” which won the
Academy Award for documentary short on Sunday night.
The Prague-born Herz-Sommer, a concert pianist, was a prisoner in Theresienstadt.
accepting the Oscar, the film’s director, Malcolm Clarke, said he was
struck by Herz-Sommer’s “extraordinary capacity for joy” and “amazing
capacity for forgiveness.”