Alice's piano : the life of Alice Herz-Sommer / Melissa Müller and Reinhard Piechocki ; forward by Alice Herz-Sommer

Author(s): Müller, Melissa, 1967-
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Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Czechoslovakia--Personal narratives
Jewish musicians--Czechoslovakia--Biography
Holocaust survivors--Israel--Biography
Holocaust survivors--England--London--Biography
Women pianists--Biography
Pianists--Biography
Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
Herz-Sommer, Alice, 1903-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Published: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2012
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xiv, 349 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Alice Herz-Sommer ix
"The Story of a Miracle" / Raphael Sommer xiii
1.. Twins 1
2.. Roots 18
3.. World War 38
4.. Music 54
5.. Marriage 76
6.. Occupation 99
7.. Theresienstadt 121
8.. Happiness 141
9.. The Gates of Hell 159
10.. Inferno 188
11.. After the Inferno 206
12.. Liberation 226
13.. Homecoming 243
14.. Prague 259
15.. Zena 287
16.. Jerusalem 304
Epilogue: "Music takes us to paradise" 320
Notes 327
Acknowledgments 337
Index 341
Alternate Title(s): Alice Herz-Sommer, ein Garten Eden inmitten der Hölle.
Additional Authors: Piechocki, Reinhard, 1949-
Notes: ISBN: 9781250007414 :$26.99
Invalid ISN: 9781466801929 (e-book)
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ISBN: 1250007410
Translation of: Alice Herz-Sommer, "ein Garten Eden inmitten der Hölle."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-335) and index
Contents: "The story of a miracle" / by Raphael Sommer -- Twins -- Roots -- World war -- Music -- Marriage -- Occupation -- Theresienstadt -- Happiness -- The Gates of Hell -- Inferno -- After the inferno -- Liberation -- Homecoming -- Prague -- Zena -- Jerusalem -- "Music takes us to paradise."
Summary: Chronicles the life of the oldest living Holocaust survivor, a classically trained pianist who used her love of music to provide hope to her fellow sufferers at the Theresienstadt concentration camp
OCLC Number: 757474641
ISBN/ISSN: 9781250007414
9781466801929
1250007410