Oldest Holocaust survivor dies 二战大屠杀最年长幸存者去世

更新时间 2014年 2月 28日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间11:23

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The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin

A monument in memory of the victims of the Holocaust was built in Berlin

世界上已知年齡最大的二战大屠杀幸存者爱丽丝·赫兹·萨默223日在伦敦去世。赫兹•萨默出生在布拉格的一个犹太家庭她曾被送入位于捷克境内的雷津纳粹集中营,在那里度过两年时光下是BBC记者Vincent Down 的报道:

Alice Herz-Sommer had to face some of the worst events of the 20th Century: her husband died in the Dachau concentration camp. But she remained an optimist with a faith in humankind.

Born in 1903, she knew the writer Franz Kafka as a family friend.

Alice was taught piano: when she played, she said, she was with God. At Theresienstadt she was allowed to play still, which made her think the camp would not be so bad.

She was lucky to get out alive with her young son. Stephan, she said, had helped her survive.

Alice Herz-Sommer: "Love! When you love somebody it's beautiful. People complain. Why complain?"

Quiz 听力测验

What happened to Alice Herz-Sommer's husband?

He died in the Dachau concentration camp.

True or false? Alice missed playing a musical instrument when she was a prisoner.

False. She was allowed to play the piano in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Who left the concentration camp with Alice?

Her young son, Stephan.

True or false? Alice thinks she has a lot to complain about.

False. Alice thinks love is beautiful, and wonders why people complain.

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