"Twelve Years A Slave"
"Saving Mr. Banks"
"The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
I am sure you have heard of the other films but that last one is a short film documentary that was made about the oldest surviving Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, who at the age of 110, passed away just one week before the Oscars. She lived for the last 34 years in London. What a remarkable woman, I found a video on Youtube about her.
A few years back, there was a documentary about Miep Gies, the woman who helped the Franks in their hiding place in Amsterdam. (Please tell me that you have read "The Diary of Anne Frank". If not, then please do so immediately, thank you.) Miep Gies wrote a book entitled, "Anne Frank Remembered". Read that one too, after you read Anne's diary! The documentary about Miep Gies did not win an Academy Award but I am hopeful that the fact that it was filmed encouraged more to read about the Holocaust. The same goes for this documentary. Mrs. Herz-Sommer did not live to see the Oscars but perhaps the documentary of her life will make people remember her and all the millions of others. (Richard tells me that HERZ means heart and sommer means summer...very appropriate for this wonderful lady, I should think!) So, in her honor, I have a photo of summer...
AND...I hope that my one blogging friend in Germany will read this and let me know if Richard's German is correct! But of course, it is! You know my Richard! :-)