Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech Republic

Concert pianist and Holocaust survivor. Lived to be 110. (1904 - 2014)

  • Life is Beautiful

    Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech Republic

    (Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

    When you know history - wars and wars and wars … it begins with this: that we are born half-good and half-bad - everybody, everybody. And there are situations where the bad comes out and situations where the good comes out. This is the reason why people invented religion, I believe. I had a twin sister - same mother, same father, same upbringing. She was extremely gifted, but a terrible pessimist, but I was the contrary. This is the reason I am so old, even now, I am sure.