Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2006 by Steven Fischer
Wanted to share a very stirring email from a relative of the Hilberts in Brazil, sent to Edward’s daughter after having visited the Freedom Dance web site. The author’s father had also escaped Hungary.
As Craig rightly observed, if our project can generate this kind of response then what more proof do we need to know we are on to something pretty special…
The letter:“I was just having a look at the Freedom Dance site and you have no idea how much I am crying inside, the eyes full of tears and controlling my self not to let anyone at the office see. This is such a beautiful, impressing and romantic story, and I started to think of my father, who had not exactly the same, but certainly a very similar range of adventures and uncertainnes. It made me try to imagine how hard it might have been for them to leave their homes, the loved country, their lives, family and friends.
They are certainly very special people, who new how to fight for their wishes and their future, learning to suffer and transform suffering to hope. (Sometime I simply feel my English is not enough to translate my feeling and what I really mean.)
Please tell your father, he made me cry and he touched me with this beautiful story of them.”