"I have lived through many wars & have lost everything many times - my husband, my mother & my beloved son. Yet life is beautiful& I have so much to learn & enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism & hate. I have had such a beautiful life. Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature & music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish & pass on to those we love". Alice Herz Sommer, pianist & survivor of Theresienstadt.