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“Most moving is the story throughout of her loving bond with her son and how she saved him. No politics, intolerance, or self-righteousness, no talk of revenge, always the rigor and joy of music.”--Booklist (Starred Review)
“A miraculous journey of mother and son for whom music provided strength and nourishment.”--Kirkus Reviews
MELISSA MÜLLER is an author and journalist living in Munich. Her collaboration with Traudl Junge became an international bestseller. She is also the author of Anne Frank: The Biography.
REINHARD PIECHOCKI is the author of a number of works of cultural history and a close friend of Alice Herz-Sommer’s for many years.
ALICE HERZ-SOMMER, at 107 years old, is the oldest living Holocaust survivor. She lives in London.
An absolutely stunning book, one of the best I have ever read. One of the things that I liked the most was that the forward of the book is written by Alice . Read morePublished 6 days ago by dep
One of the best books I've had the pleasure of reading.Published 15 days ago by Elizabeth Trachtman
Brilliant book my husband read it on a cruise ship borrowed from their library, loved it so much he had to buy it.Published 16 days ago by mrs patricia a ford
This book is excellent... it descibes not only the life of Alice Herz-Sommer and her family, but their entiire social milieu as middle-class German Jews in Prague, and what this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dragon711
Music is the tool used by the author to tell this story. I have read many books on WWII and the tragedies of the Jewish race, but this is a unique approach to telling the story of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leta M. Edde
As a musician, I cannot imagine life in a concentration camp. That Alice survived and contributed so much inspiration musically as well as personally, is truly amazing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Music Mary
I am going to be in Prague and will visit the concentration camp where Alice was. i wanted to get some more informaion about her so bought this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy Borlo