The wonderfully alive subject of the Lady in Number 6 just passed, says the Hollywood Reporter. She was 110 and the oldest survivor of the Holocaust. Incredible story, incredible woman. Sad news but on the other hand, when you lived that kind of a life? When you’ve left behind that kind of a legacy? When you live to be 110? One can have little complaints. Bow down.
Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her, The Lady in Number 6, has been nominated for best short documentary at next month’s Academy Awards.
“Telling Alice’s story was a life changing experience for everyone who worked on the film,” read the statement. “Even as her energy slowly diminished, her bright sprit never faltered. Her life force was so strong we could never imagine her not being around. We are so proud to been so fortunate to capture Alice’s lessons for all the generations to come. We can all learn so much from this most amazing woman.”