Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, I was 5 years old when Hitler invaded. My mother, sister and I escaped to France. During the war, we were separated from my father. Thanks to the French family who hid us, never betraying us as Jewish, and to my mother’s courage, I survived the occupation brought up as a little French Protestant girl. To my children and grandchildren: You are the legacy I leave to this world. Make it better through the way you live your lives. Remember to fight off discrimination, evil, hatred and violence, so the atrocities that killed many of our family are never again repeated.


Sonia Brody

Prague, Czechoslovakia