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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Connecting Communities: "Big Sonia" - A Special Conversation with Director Leah Warshawski

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Webinar
Date Thu, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration   1h
Details This webinar is developed for an educator, university, and community member audience. It is not intended for K-12 students.

Big Sonia is the award-winning film about Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor who shares her powerful experiences with students, inmates, and her community - all from a small tailor shop in the bottom of a dead Kansas City mall. As seen in the film, Sonia’s outgoing personality and story of survival helps students connect the history of the Holocaust to their own lives. Participate in this webinar for a unique opportunity to learn more about Sonia’s life and the film from her granddaughter, Producer, and Director, Leah Warshawski. Learn more about the film at

Registered educators will receive a link to watch the 45-minute educational film in advance of the webinar and will receive a 50% discount to purchase this version of the film and accompanying resources after participation.

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