The documentary about Alice Herz-Sommer DID win the Academy Award! The director, in his acceptance speech, said this: "When I met Alice, I was struck by two things: her extraordinary capacity for JOY and her amazing capacity for FORGIVENESS. Seeing the film will help you live a much happier life."
"A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, The World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor" by Caroline Stoessinger is a book that I want to read!
Caroline Stoessinger is a New York concert pianist who interviewed Alice for over 15 years and admired her greatly. Apparently, it was Ms. Stoessinger who approached Malcolm Clarke to make this documentary, but he was a bit hesitant at first to do so, since he had already made a documentary about Kurt Gurron "Prisoner of Paradiese" who was in the same concentration camp, Theresienstadt, where Alice had been interred.
So now, I have TWO documentaries that I want to see in addition to reading the book by Caroline Stoessinger!