At 110 years old, Herz-Sommer described how, in a time of death, music was her saving grace. Originally from Prague, she had lived in London until the Nazis took her, her husband and her son to Terezin (Theresienstadt) a labor and concentration camp. Both of her parents were gassed and killed at Terezin.
While her husband was killed at the concentration camp, she became a member of the camp’s orchestra, playing piano for Nazi soldiers.
"Music saved my life and music saves me still," Herz-Sommer said.
Pay “particular attention” to the quote MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE. Music saves US. And… makes us all human.
Just be fucking honest about how you feel about people while you’re alive."