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One Hundred Miracles

A Memoir of Music and Survival

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 18 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781408896839

The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, Holocaust survivor and world-famous harpsichordist. Zuzana Ruzickova grew up in 1930s Czechoslovakia dreaming of two things: Johann Sebastian Bach and the piano. But her peaceful, melodic childhood was torn apart when, in 1939, the Nazis invaded.

3 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
7 Apr 2019

"a moving record of a life well lived in the face of appalling obstacles"

Born into a prosperous Jewish family in 1927, [Ruzickova] saw her world turned upside down by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. Culture and comfort were lost... Her accounts of her later career as a concert artist and of the pettier tyrannies of the communist regime under which her country suffered prove less visceral and memorable than her survivor’s testament to the horrors of the Holocaust, but Ruzickova’s humanity shines through the entire book. One Hundred Miracles is a moving record of a life well lived in the face of appalling obstacles.