William & Rosalie is the gripping and heartfelt account of two young Jewish people from Poland who survive six different German slave and prison camps throughout the Holocaust. In 1941, newlyweds William and Rosalie Schiff are forcibly separated and sent on their individual odysseys through a surreal maze of hate. After Rosalie is saved by Oskar Schindler, the husband and wife end up at the Plaszow work camp under Amon Goeth, the bestial commandant played by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List , While Rosalie is on 'heaven patrol' removing bodies from the camp, William is working in the factories. But when Rosalie is shipped by train to a different factory camp, William sneaks into a boxcar to follow, and he ends up at Auschwitz instead. Craig Hanley powerfully narrates the struggle of the lovers to stay alive and find each other at war's end.
WILLIAM and ROSALIE SCHIFF, now both in their eighties, live in Dallas, Texas, and devote themselves full time to teaching people the dangers of prejudice and hate. CRAIG HANLEY is a graduate of Harvard University. His writing appears in D Magazine.