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A century of wisdom : lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor / Caroline Stoessinger.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780812992816 (trade : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0812992814 (trade : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780679644019 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0679644016 (ebook)
  • Description: xxi, 232 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.

Available copies

  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction DS 135 C97 H488 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody West Branch Adult Nonfiction DS 135 .C97 H488 2012 (MB) (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Contents Note: Alice and Franz Kafka -- Interlude: An emerald ring -- A tolerant heart -- Peeling potatoes -- Interlude: Dreaming -- Piano lessons -- Interlude: Fire -- Starting over -- The tin spoon -- Never too old -- Interlude: Chicken soup -- Music was our food -- The F├╝hrer gives the Jews a city -- Snapshots -- Interlude: Old age -- Man in the glass booth -- No harsh words -- First flight -- Alice the teacher -- Interlude: The lady in number six -- Circle of friends -- Coda: Alice today.
Summary: Collects life lessons by a Holocaust survivor and concert pianist, sharing the wisdom she has gleaned and insights into her resolve to thrive in spite of loss and her choice to harbor no bitterness toward her oppressors.

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Alternate Title: Lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor

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