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'Big Sonia' Film Screenings

March 21, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center
Arts & Performances, Community, Campus Life

Sonia Warshawski, standing tall at 4 feet, 8 inches, is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City.

As a teenager, she spent nearly five years in a concentration camp and witnessed her mother being led to the gas chamber. After coming to Kansas City, Sonia and her husband ran John's Tailor Shop, the last business to be expelled from Metcalf South shopping center. The ultimate survivor now uses her life's struggles to bridge cultures and generations.

See the 45-minute educational version of the film and, if possible, stay for the Q&A session afterward.

Choose one of these two showings:

  • Wednesday, March 21 | Noon-1:30 p.m. or
  • Thursday, March 22 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tickets are not required for the afternoon sessions.


  • Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club powered by Enactus
  • JCCC Honors Program
  • Journalism and Media Communications Department
  • Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series