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."