Several months ago I wrote about Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor. She’s still alive and presumably tickling the ivories, but she’s also another year older. Tomorrow, November 26, she will be 108 years old.


According to this article on, Alice swam daily until age 97, still plays piano daily, and is an eternal optimist (How could she not be? Imagine living that long with a sour disposition? Doesn’t seem possible…). Hope I’m half as spry at half her age.

The video above is one of many that were done in April 2008. There’s a total of 12 clips; here’s a link to all of them.