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Special JAMM Event:

14th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture
Music & Hope: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

Free for Holocaust survivors, Holocaust educators, students and event sponsors

Sponsored by the Holocaust Awareness Institute of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver


“Music & Hope: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer” as performed by Judy Winnick

Renowned Jewish Czech concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer (1903-2014) performed over a hundred concerts for her fellow prisoners in the Terezin concentration camp during WWII, giving them beauty and hope. She survived the horrors there, and spent her 110 years not only as a gifted musician and piano teacher, but a teacher of life – a sage!

She said, “My world is music. Music saved me. It takes you to paradise and helps you with everything in life.   Life is a present. Music is a dream.” 

Alice’s passion for music, her optimism, gratitude, and love of learning teach us how to live a full and joyful life.

Judy Winnick (right) portrays extraordinary women from WWII:

Irena Sendler: Angel of the Warsaw Ghetto
Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope for Anne Frank
Alice Herz-Sommer: Pianist, Sage, Holocaust Survivor

Judy says, “It is a privilege and an honor to portray these heroic women. They inspire me with their courage, humility, and beautiful hearts. We must keep their memories alive.”

Judy is on the Colorado Humanities/Chautauqua Speakers Bureau and has performed internationally. During her teaching career she received one of Colorado’s Distinguished Teacher Awards.