Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the Oscar-nominated documentary about Alice Herz-Sommer, the pianist who held the title of world's oldest Holocaust survivor until she died earlier this week.
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According to reports on entertainment news websites, “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” will premiere on Netflix on April 1 in the U.S. and Canada.
The 38-minute film is considered a strong contender to win the award for best documentary short at this year's Oscars on Sunday, March 2.
“Telling Alice’s story was a life-changing experience for everyone involved with the film,” said co-director Nicholas Reed in a statement. “We are so glad to partner with Netflix so that their viewers will be able to enjoy Alice’s infectious love of life and bright spirit.
“Netflix viewers and future generations will be able to learn so many life lessons from this most amazing woman.”
“The Lady in Number 6″ tells the story of Herz-Sommer, an acclaimed pianist who made her concert debut as a teenager in Prague and saved her life and her son's as a member of the orchestra at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Following the war, Herz-Sommer lived in Israel for 37 years after the Holocaust and followed her son Rafi to London in 1986; he died 15 years later at 65.
She died on Feb. 23 in London at age 110.