A Conversation With Sonia Warshawski

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm

They kept coming to Overland Park’s Glenwood Arts Theatre, week after held-over week, to see Sonia Warshawski’s movie Big Sonia – the theatre’s highest-grossing film ever. It’s indicative of how her extraordinary story continues to reverberate throughout the Kansas City area.

The 92-year-old Holocaust survivor from Prairie Village, who endured internment in three Nazi concentration camps during World War II, sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III to discuss her life and adherence to hope over anger and hate. Still working in her small tailor’s shop in Overland Park, she is one of the last survivors in Kansas City to continue to speak about her Holocaust experience. The award-winning documentary Big Sonia brought it to the big screen.

Co-presented by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.