Video — 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Everything is a present [Alice Sommer Herz in conversations with Christopher Nupen] (ca.
[Alice Sommer Herz playing] Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No.
14 in C-sharp minor Op.
2 First movement (ca.
Christopher Nupen's film portreys Alice Sommer Herz, 106, the second oldest person in London, a woman with the true gift of forgiveness. A Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, she also remembers 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. Alice is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others.