Blurb“I stand three feet six inches tall when I am declared an enemy of the German State. I would feel prouder of this distinction if I’d actually done something to earn it: like sabotaging a train by laying dynamite on the tracks, or willfully exposing my neighbors to a dread disease à la Typhoid Mary. But at the age of seven, my options for wreaking havoc are limited. In fact, my family and I have been spending more and more time by ourselves, in the shadows...”
In 1939, little Sonia Korn and her family were given a grim option; either they must disappear, or they will be rounded up and sent to certain death. After a perilous escape to the Belgian border, after getting caught in the chaos and carnage of war-torn France and Belgium, Sonia lived with her family in the shadows, fleeing and hiding from persecution until she was placed in an orphanage in 1942. There she lived with more than 20 other Jewish children, disguised as Catholic orphans, and all kept near starvation by the corrupt proprietress.
Sonia forged triumph from these tragedies with unshakable tenacity and beguiling charm, a life chronicled in the new book Sonia’s Song. From her humble beginnings of singing daily mass in the orphan choir, after the war Sonia became an international sensation of radio and television, singing to the delight of audiences throughout the world. Sonia became a champion of women’s rights, a French tutor to a Queen, and was named Chevalier and Officier by the French Government for her contributions to French culture. This is the complex true story of one girl, who rises from war's ashes to sing the songs of hope and love world-wide.
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