A garden of Eden in Hell : the life of Alice Herz-Sommer
Call Number780.92 H58g
Statement of ResponsibilityMelissa Müller, Reinhard Piechocki ; translated by Giles MacDonogh.
Summary"Alice Herz-Sommer was born in 1903 in Prague, then part of the Hapsburg Empire. A talented pianist, she became famous for her concerts and recitals, not only in her native country, but throughout Europe. But after the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia, her comfortable world crumbled. First, in 1942, her mother was sent to a concentration camp and never seen again. A year later, Alice too, together with her husband and their six-year-old son, was deported to Theresienstadt. But even in the camp, music was her salvation... This is her remarkable story, a story of the power of music and of a mother's love." —Back cover
Physical Description xiv, 341 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, music ; 20 cm
PublisherLondon : Pan Books
- "Originally published in 2006 as Ein Garten Eden inmitten der Hölle by Droemer Knaur, Munich" —Title page verso
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Foreword by Alice Herz-Sommer
- Includes "The story of a miracle" by Raphael Sommer
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Margaret B.