The Resource Alice Sommer Herz : everything is a present, Allegro Films ; director, Christopher Nupen, (electronic resource)

Alice Sommer Herz : everything is a present, Allegro Films ; director, Christopher Nupen, (electronic resource)

Label
Alice Sommer Herz : everything is a present
Title
Alice Sommer Herz
Title remainder
everything is a present
Statement of responsibility
Allegro Films ; director, Christopher Nupen
Title variation
Everything is a present
Contributor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything is a present." Alice Sommer Herz Alice Sommer Herz is thought of with affection by hundreds of thousands of people in the world as both a sage and a saint. Her wisdom is evident in almost everything that she says. Her saintliness is seen in her almost unique tolerance and her compassion. She has the true gift of forgiveness. Born in 1903, she is the second oldest person in London, lives entirely alone in a small flat and practices the piano for two and a half hours every day. She was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp for two years with her six-year-old son and remembers her inability to feed her child and to answer his questions, as an indescribable nightmare. She remembers also playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. She is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others. She elaborates on this theme in this film. She has suffered experiences which no human being should have to endure, including the deaths of both her mother and her husband at the hands of the Nazis and yet she speaks about her experiences with a simplicity and a quiet grace that win the hearts of all who discover her. She says that she has never hated and never will, in spite of all that has happened and in spite of growing up in Prague in the midst of three warring cultures, Czech, German and Jewish. She does not even hate the Nazis who put her in the concentration camp because she sees very deep and she knows that hatred eats the soul of the hater, not the hated. At 104, Alice published a book about her life and experiences. That is to say, two writers in Hamburg compiled a book from hundreds of conversations with her over nearly 3 years. That book A Garden of Eden in Hell, rapidly became a best-seller and has already, within two years, been published in seven languages. Gigi Sommer is also the heroine of our multi-prize-winning film, We Want the Light, which has been shown on television and won her a following in many parts of the world
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/intervieweeexpression
ky_yZTzCy-Y
Language note
In English and German
PerformerNote
Alice Sommer Herz, piano, interviewee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1903-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nupen, Christopher
  • Herz-Sommer, Alice
  • Allegro Films (London, England)
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herz-Sommer, Alice
  • Herz-Sommer, Alice
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Women pianists
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Women pianists
  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
Technique
live action
Label
Alice Sommer Herz : everything is a present, Allegro Films ; director, Christopher Nupen, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956369355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 2 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1509
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o956369355
  • (OCoLC)956369355
Video recording format
other
Label
Alice Sommer Herz : everything is a present, Allegro Films ; director, Christopher Nupen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956369355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 2 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1509
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o956369355
  • (OCoLC)956369355
Video recording format
other

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