Eleanor Bader

This Holocaust Survivor Just Earned The Honorific “Dancing Angel.”

When Helena Weinrauch was 88, she found a leaflet promising a free dance lesson followed by a party. Four years later, Weinrauch has become a Dancing Angel, a title given to her by the Manhattan Ballroom Society, and spends five hours a week doing the Fox Trot, Merengue, Samba and Tango.

“When I dance I forget everything that bothers me,” she said. “My fear disappears. There was never time in my life for dancing before this… But before I say goodbye to this world, I want to do something I always dreamed of doing. I think I’ve earned it.”

ELEANOR BADER on the Lilith Blog.