In cooperation with Forum 2000, Jota Publishing House, PEN club Praha and Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic.
The program will be in English and will be simultaneously interpreted into Czech.
Film clips of Alice and music will enhance the program.
Born in Prague in 1903, Alice Herz-Sommer has seen all of the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries and transcended the Holocaust to live a brilliant life without bitterness or hatred. Alice, whose mind is intact, looks forward to celebrating her 110th birthday in November. She lives alone and grants interviews about her universal message of forgiveness and her friendships with Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler. A former concert pianist who performed before the war with the Czech Philharmonic, Alice continues to practice Bach and Chopin three hours daily.