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Just days before the Academy Awards, Netflix has acquired Oscar-nominated short documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.
The film, directed by Malcolm Clarke, centers on Alice Herz-Sommer, who was the world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor at the time of filming. Sommer died in London at the age of 110 on Sunday, Feb. 23.
The doc, which is a strong contender to win the best short documentary award on Sunday at the Academy Awards, will premiere on Nextflix on April 1, 2014, in the U.S. and Canada.
Clarke directed the film from a script co-written with Carl Freed. The film is produced by Nicholas Reed, Malcolm Clarke and Christopher Branch. The executive producers are Larry Abramson, Frederic Bohbot and Phillip B. Goldfine.
STORY: Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor Dies at 110
In 1943, Herz-Sommer, who was a pianist, and her husband and son were sent from Prague to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin. She spent two years at the camp before being liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945.
“Telling Alice’s story was a life-changing experience for everyone involved with the film. 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,” said Reed in a statement. “Netflix viewers and future generations will be able to learn so many life lessons from this most amazing woman.”
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