Alice Herz-Sommer had been confined in the camp in Terezin, or Theresienstadt, in Germany during the Second World War. She was a talented musician and an adept pianist and was recently the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary about her life.
In an interview with the Guardian in 2006 she said:
"For 30 years I have eaten the same, fish or chicken. Good soup, and this is all. I don't drink, not tea, not coffee, not alcohol. Hot water. I walk a lot with terrible pains, but after 20 minutes it is much better. Sitting or lying is not good..."
"I am looking for the nice things in life. I know about the bad things, but I look only for the good things."
Holocaust survivors were among those at a service in central London this morning marking Holocaust Memorial Day. Survivor Ben Helfgott, who moved to London after the war, was at today's memorial and he shared his inspirational story with Phil Bayles.