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Holocaust survivor film nominated for Oscar

    Alice Herz-Sommer in her younger years
    Alice Herz-Sommer in her younger years

    A film about the world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor has been nominated for an Oscar in the best documentary short category.

    The Lady in Number Six: Music Saved My Life follows the journey of 109-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, a London-based pianist, as she returns to the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

    Along the way, Ms Herz-Sommer explains how music and laughter helped her survive, and offers advice about how to live a long, happy life.

    According to producer Chris Branch, the documentary “is about her love of music and how it has pulle d her through in adversity. It’s a testament to the power of positive thought.”

    The winner will be announced at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2 in Los Angeles

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