2018-04-11 / Voice at the Shore

“Big Sonia” screening at JCC April 24


BIG SONIA BIG SONIA Standing tall at 4’8”, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. The JCC in Margate will host a free screening of a film about Sonia’s life on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. The screening is presented by Stockton’s Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, as well as the JCC.

The film, Big Sonia, interweaves Sonia’s past and present, using first-person narrative and stories from family and friends. Along the way, viewers will hear “Soniaisms,” life lessons taken from a woman who can barely see over the steering wheel, yet insists on driving to work every day to run her late husband’s tailor shop. s

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