Sonia Warshawski Wikipedia

Dead or Alive? Sonia Warshawski Wikipedia, Big Sonia Holocaust Survivor

Sonia Warshawski Wikipedia, Is Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski Dead or Alive?-Big Sonia – Sonia Warshawski, 91, who was a businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor grew up in Międzyrzec, Poland. At the age of 17, in 1942, the Germans forced her and her family into the ghetto where she worked as a slave laborer. When the ghetto was liquidated, Sonia and her mother were deported to the Majdanek death camp.

Her mother did not survive. Sonia was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then to Bergen-Belsen where the British liberated her. At the Bergen-Belsen displaced person camp she met her husband John. The couple came to Kansas City in 1948.

Big Sonia | Holocaust Documentary- Holocaust Film | Survivor

At 91, Sonia Warshawski is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City–and she’s the focus of the film “Big Sonia.” The film centers around the nonagenarian’s experience as a Holocaust survivor–and you can easily see why with her bright nails, cheetah prints, and red lipstick. At just 4’8″, she is clearly a force beyond nature.

Sonia still drives herself around her Midwestern suburb–and runs a a six-day-a-week tailor shop. It’s actually the only thriving business in a failing Kansas City mall–which is a story of survival on its own. It also speaks to Sonia’s ability to thrive, despite being a survivor of the Holocaust (she was a prisoner at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen), and despite being a widow. When she was 13, she saw people in her Polish hometown, Miedzyrzec, rounded up for concentration camps, and at 17, she saw her mother enter a gas chamber.

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