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Probably the most amazing woman I’ve ever interviewed

Alice Herz-Sommer in 1924

Alice Herz-Sommer in 1924

Last month a lady called Alice Herz-Sommer died aged 110 years of age. I interviewed Alice for the north London newspaper, The Ham & High as a cub reporter in 2003. After all my years in journalism, she remains the most fascinating woman I have ever interviewed. At one point, she turned the interview around and starting asking me questions about my life. Not to be clever or evade my own questions, but because after everything she had gone through, she still had an enthusiastic interest in life and people. Totally inspirational lady. R.I.P  I wanted to share the interview I conducted which you can find here: AliceSomnerInterviewHam&HighColour

Alice Herz-Sommer more recently

Alice Herz-Sommer more recently


About Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Herpreet Kaur Grewal is a newspaper-trained journalist, editor and commentator. She formerly wrote and edited a section for the social policy and politics magazine Regeneration & Renewal. She has worked for The Times of London and her articles have featured in The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Express. She specialises in social deprivation issues, gender, human rights , arts and culture.


3 thoughts on “Probably the most amazing woman I’ve ever interviewed

  1. Beautiful work!

    Posted by dannyralexander | March 21, 2014, 19:29
  2. A great thing.

    In about 1970, I went over to Iggy Pop’s house (when he was still either Iggy Stooge or Jim) and he wound up interviewing me. Very psychologically disorienting. But I wrote it up like that. I was 20 and didn’t know any better than to actually use the stuff. (Semi-joke in there somehwere)

    Posted by Dave Marsh | March 21, 2014, 23:52
  3. wow x


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