“Corrie Remembers” is a powerful one-woman dramatization featuring Susan Sandager who takes the stage in tribute to the legendary Dutch Christian Holocaust Rescuer, the late Corrie ten Boom. Ten Boom was a woman who left a special legacy, born out of her experiences in the Dutch Resistance and her nightmare at Ravensbruk concentration camp. She was one of those rare individuals (Righteous Gentiles the Jewish people would call her) motivated to act because of her beliefs. She and her family helped hundreds of Jews escape the Nazis. While her family perished in Nazi concentration camps, Corrie was released by mistake. She spent the rest of her life speaking to the world about faith, hope, love, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Convincingly attired as the stooped grey-haired 85-year old Corrie, Sandager recounts the harrowing true story. It is a riveting tale woven with humor and faith and heartbreak —and ultimately a triumph over evil.
The play has been performed hundreds of times around the globe, with Susie portraying elder Corrie ten Boom, remembering her younger years. The story presents the simple courage and love that Corrie ten Boom embodied.
Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, and grew up in a devoutly religious family. During World War II, she and her family harbored hundreds of Jews to protect them from arrest by Nazi authorities. Betrayed by a fellow Dutch citizen, the entire family was imprisoned. Corrie survived and started a worldwide ministry and later told her story in a book entitled The Hiding Place.
Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.
― Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
Susan was born in the small town of Franklin, Kentucky and studied Education at the University of Kentucky. With a bad case of wanderlust, she moved to New York City to pursue a job in the airline industry. Susie made her home in Alburquerque, New Mexico after a 20 year career with two major airlines. This Baptist girl met and married a Norwegian Lutheran, John Sandager, from North Dakota who shared her interest in Israel and the Jewish people.
Sandager Presentations is the outreach partnership of John and Susie Sandager, who seek to inspire understanding and friendship between Christians and Jews through drama, education, and Biblical teaching for the times in which we live. Sandager Presentations largely executes its mission through two sub-organizations, “Time with Corrie ten Boom” and Yad B’ Yad in Albuquerque, NM.
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