Access to this video is a benefit for WQED members.

Become a member

About Big Sonia

For years, Sonia Warshawski (91) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. "Big Sonia" explores what it means to be a survivor and how intergenerational trauma affects families and generations.

Other shows you may enjoy

Independent Lens
PBS Indies
PBS Short Film Festival
Film School Shorts