Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Alice Dancing Under the Gallows"



Thanks to Pat, I've discovered this amazing and inspirational woman. Alice Herz-Sommer, a concert pianist and the oldest surviving Holocaust victim. She was 39 when sent to the Concentration camp with her 6 year old son and husband. She is going to celebrate her 107th birthday this month. I loved reading this article about an average "day in her life". Puts me to shame. Optimism is the key to survival. We can all learn from her. This is worth sharing.

7 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thank for sharing this Shelagh. She is so inspiring and it's nice for more people to learn her story

barbarabaker said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful video and article. What an amazing life!

jkm2007@gmail.com said...

Thank you Shelagh for this enormously powerful video posting. I have added the link to my Facebook and credited you with the source giving also the link to your Blog. I drop by your quite often because I enjoy both your photography and the narrative that accompanies the photos.

Se'lah said...

such atrocities all over the world...when will mankind learn to love one another? thanks for sharing this.

one love.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a beautiful story of strength, inspiration and encouragement. Thank you Shelagh for sharing this with me.

rachel said...

Thank you - so worth sharing this. I will pass it on too.

Kim A. said...

An excellent reminder that I really don't have any problems. What a divine lady. She is a rare jewel in our world. Thank you for sharing this.

♥namaste♥