There are many remarkable things to say about Alice Herz-Sommer, who until her death in London on Sunday was thought to be the world’s oldest survivor of the Nazi Holocaust.
To start with, there’s her age: Herz-Sommer was 110. Then there are the people she knew, including writer Franz Kafka — who died in 1924. But what has particularly touched us as we’ve read about her this morning is her amazingly positive view of the world. [NPR]