LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, who is also the subject of a documentary nominated for an Academy Award, died Sunday in London.
Herz-Sommer died at the age of 110 at a London hospital, her daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer announced. She was hospitalized Friday.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
More than 30,000 Jews were killed at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in what is now Terezin, Czech Republic. Herz-Sommer survived by performing piano recitals.READ MORE: 101 Partially Closed This Weekend
Herz-Sommer’s husband was killed in the Holocaust, but she and her son were among the 20,000 survivors who were liberated by Soviet troops in 1945, according to publicity about the film.
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