"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 á  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..."

At the age of seven, during Hitler’s rise to power, Sonia Korn-Grimani, was officially declared an enemy of the German State.  Her family was given two options: either to leave Germany on their own, or be deported. After a perilous escape to the Belgian border, in May 1940, they were forced to flee again, only to be caught amidst the chaos and carnage of the Battle of Belgium. She lived with her family in the shadows, fleeing and hiding from persecution until being placed in an orphanage. There Sonia and her brother Heini lived with more than 20 other Jewish children, all disguised as a Catholic orphans, and all kept near starvation by a corrupt proprietress.
Sonia forged triumph out from these tragedies with unshakable tenacity and beguiling charm, a life chronicled in the new book Sonia’s Song. She sang to the delight of audiences throughout the world, became an international sensation of radio and television, tutored French to a Queen, and was made a Dame by the French Government for her contributions to French culture.
Sonia’s Song follows this remarkable woman’s transformation more completely than the earlier French and German editions of the book, starting from her childhood in Germany and Belgium in the 1930’s and 40’s, continuing post-war to Australia and Malaysia, and touching on her life in modern France and the Americas.

Sonia’s Song, the poignant memoir by Sonia Korn-Grimani, is published by Clay Grouse Press.


Sonia's Song is available now for $19.95 per copy, plus $3.99 per order FREE shipping & handling in the USA only until Dec 31st when you order from this site.
It is also available in an eBook edition for the Kindle at a special low price.

See the Recordings page to hear Sonia's voice, and the How to Order page for worldwide shipping.

Sonia’s Song
Sonia Korn-Grimani
ISBN-13 978-0-9845558-3-3
Published by Clay Grouse Press, 2012
189 pages 

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