Based on the recorded memories, diary and love letters of Saartje Wijnberg (Selma Wijnberg Engel) and Chaim Engel, Dancing Through Darkness is a true story that exists only because of the strength of love and the power of dreams. From Poland and Holland, and with no common language, Saartje and Chaim met and fell in love when forced to dance together for the entertainment of the Nazi SS guards at Sobibor Death Camp in Poland in April, 1943. As their love grew, in defiance of the brutality that surrounded them, they promised each other they would survive. Their dream of living to share a normal life was simple, but it gave them the strength and the courage to survive the unspeakable atrocities of Sobibor, one of Hitler's most efficient Death Camps. On October 14, 1943, the largest escape from over 300 concentration camps took place at Sobibor.
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At 89, Saartje is no longer able to travel and speak as much as she would like, but by sharing her memories, her diary and their love letters in Dancing Through Darkness, she continues to honor Chaim and their love of 60 years. She also speaks for those whose voices were silenced forever.
Ann Markham Walsh is a former teacher and business owner whose love of writing life-affirming works has produced two plays, numerous essays and short stories, and three books. Ann graduated from Vanderbilt University and attended The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She was a Master Trainer for Learning International; and as an employee of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, created training for her staff. To balance family and career, Ann established Walsh and Associates, which grew into an international training company, AMW International, specializing in customized training for major corporate clients.
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Book Description Dunham Books, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110985532882