Finding Schifrah: The Journey of a Dutch Holocaust Child Survivor
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room
Sonja DuBois was born in the Netherlands during World War II. Two years after the Nazi troops invaded the country her parents were deported to a concentration camp and became victims of the Holocaust. They and their extended family were killed at the infamous death camp Auschwitz. In 1942, at the age of 2, she became an orphan and lost her identity.
The author will talk about her powerful journey of self-discovery. Books will be available for purchase.
Editorial reviews from amazon.com:
You have not read a Holocaust memoir like this one before….A whirling journey of self-discovery allowing Sonja to recover her authentic self from the layers of sacrifice that were necessary to save her life during the Shoah.
—Nancy E. Rupprecht, Chair, Holocaust Studies Program, Middle Tennessee State University
A compelling book: a powerful written and visual witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust and the resiliency of the human spirit….Schrifrah, the lost child has come back in Sonja’s life.
—Gilya Schmidt, Director Emeritus, The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judiac Studies, The University of Tennessee
Free and open to the public, this program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the Library at (865) 982-0981 or visit the BCPL website.