7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor : At age 108, Alice Herz-Sommers world's oldest survivor of Holocaust. She is a pianist. Music is her kind of prayer at concentration camp. She survived still with faith in humanity. 1. Hatred only begets hatred 2. Love your work, no matter the situation 3. Perseverance 4. In routine there is hope 5. If you have something spiritual, you don't need as much food 6. Complaining does not help. It makes everyone feel bad. 7. Faith is stronger than fear.