Wednesday, November 27, 2013
THE WOMAN WHO REMEMBERS MAHLER
Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here's a great story.
A wonderful article on a remarkable woman:
"Today, in a one-room flat in Belsize Park, in London, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer is celebrating her hundred-and-tenth birthday. Her life is extraordinary not only for the years she has counted but for the people she has known and the scenes she has witnessed. She is noted, among other things, for being the oldest living Holocaust survivor. For two years, from 1943 until the end of the war, she was interned at the Theresienstadt camp; her husband, Leopold Sommer, was deported to Auschwitz and later to Dachau, where he died of typhus. She was born in Prague, to a German-Jewish family that consorted with the giants of fin-de-siècle culture. When she was a child, she met Gustav Mahler, and Franz Kafka was a frequent guest of the household."
Gustave Mahler's Adagietto from his 5th Symphony
On an entirely different subject, here's a great article by our beloved TRUTH 101 on Pope Francis's recent criticism of phony "trickle down"economics.