Big Sonia

Big Sonia

Thursday, March 22, 6:30PM

Big Sonia, Leah Warshawski filmmaker

Tickets :

Free to Members & RACC students/staff with ID

Event Description

For years, Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop (in a dead mall), she's confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop, or retire. For a woman who admits she stays busy "to keep the dark parts away", facing retirement dredges up long-forgotten fears and memories of her past. Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how this affects families and generations.

This engagement presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Reading.
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