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Oldest Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Feb 24, 2014, 5:15 AM EST
File picture shows the entrance of the Little Fortress in the Czech city of Terezin with the Nazi phrase: "Work Makes Free" used by the Nazis as a concentration camp during World War II.
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The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110. Born into a Jewish family in Prague in 1903, Ms Herz-Sommer spent two years in a Nazi concentration camp in Terezin. She was an accomplished pianist and music teacher and taught at the Jerusalem Conservatory until 1986, when she moved to London. A film about her life has been nominated for best short documentary at next month's Academy Awards.
Background:
Oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies at 110 [BBC]
World's oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies in U.K. [Reuters]

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