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Oldest known Holocaust Survivor dies at 110

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Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor and an expert pianist, died Sunday in London, her family said. She was 110.

“Much has been written about her, but to those of us who knew her best, she was our dear ‘Gigi,’” her grandson, Ariel Sommer told Britain’s Press Association.

 Two books were inspired by her life and a documentary about the accomplished pianist — “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” — is currently nominated for an academy award.

“We all came to believe that she would just never die,” said Frederic Bohbot, producer of the documentary. “There was no question in my mind, `would she ever see the Oscars,”‘ he said.

Herz-Sommer was born on Nov. 26, 1903, in Prague and began learning to play the piano at age 5. She married Leopold Sommer in 1931, and they had a son in 1937.