Caroline Stoessinger is the author of A CENTURY OF WISDOM, Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor. Caroline was inspired by Alice Herz-Sommer’s story and profound belief in music. Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer has survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attended the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way came into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. Caroline met Alice in London in 2004 where Alice spoke to her of music as “our food, basic to our education and to our well-being.” And that, “We are a global society and music is the only language that needs no translation.” Author and pianist Caroline Stoessinger is artistic director of chamber music at the Tilles Center, and artist-in-residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A specialist in Theresienstadt composers, she produced the 2007 New York Tribute to Alice with Lynn Redgrave and George Hearn and the 2004 revival of Brundibar, the children’s opera performed in the concentration camp, and is working on a documentary film about Alice’s life.