Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust survivor, dies

The oldest known Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110.

Ms Herz-Sommer was born into a Jewish family in Prague in 1903 and spent two years in a Nazi concentration camp in Terezin.

Ms. Herz-Sommer and her son, Stephan, were among the roughly 20,000 people liberated by the Soviet army from Terezin was in May 1945.

The low point in her life came in 1942 when she watch her 73-year-old mother been transported to Treblinka, an extermination camp.

Ms Herz-Sommer owed her survival and longevity to her love for music.

Ms Herz-Sommer recalled "always laughing" during her time in Terezin, where she and other inmates put on occasional concerts.

Recently she remarked:

"I think I am in my last days but it does not really matter because I have had such a beautiful life...And life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish and pass on to those we love."

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