"What an amazing evening with all of you! Absolutely topnotch!"- Reaction from talk at Sol Gate

Speaking Events

August 18, 2016- Sol Gate Studios, Oakland CA There's a great photo album from this event, thanks to Sol Studios for hosting Korn-Grimani.

April 17, 2016- Temple Sinai, Oakland CA 

March 22, 2016 - Novato Hich School, CA

January 29, 2016  - Fremont, CA

Book Presentation and Signature at Mission San Jose Campus, Fremont, with an attendance of 420 students, teachers and official school representatives.

January 10, 2016  - Berkeley, CA

Spoke at Midrasha's Holocaust Program, Congregation Beth El Berkeley

October 25, 2015 - Berkeley, CA

Book presentation and signature at Daniel Siegel Event

October 9, 10, 11, 2015 - ASILOMAR,  Monterey CA

Spoke to 140 teachers at a series of conferences.

June & July 2015 - Eugene High School, Oregon

Spoke to 76 students at two separate events.

April 12, 2015 - Televised from Berkeley CA

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life features Sonia on a televised discussion during the city's Holocaust Remembrance Event, starting at 11:30 A.M. Pacific time.

April 17, 2015 - Napa CA

Holocaust Rememberance at Beit Abba, Napa Campus

Book presentation and signature at the Napa, California Beit Abba, to commemorate the Anniversary of the Holocaust. 2557 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA.

April 19, 2015 - Berkeley CA

A witness of the Holocaust at the Berkeley and the East Bay JCFS, 2484 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704. (510) 704-7475

Sonia's presentations also feature musical selections highlighting her international musical career.

April 23-26, 2015 - Eugene, Oregon

Sonia presents her experiences at the Holocaust programs of the North and South High Schools of Eugene, Oregon.

October 9-10, 2015 -Monterey CA

Sonia will be speaking at a national conference in Monterey to an audience of 200-300 teachers.

November 16, 2014 Alamo, California.

Lifelong  celebration  of Sonia's work and contribution to the teaching of the Holocaust, organized by Berkeley and Harvard professors.

July 3, 2014 San Diego

Book presentation and signature at the VI (major retirement home.)

May 28, 2014 Oakland, CA

Book presentation and signature to the Emiliano Zapate Street Academy High School (70 students and teachers)

May 15  2014, San Lorenzo CA

Book presentation and signature at Lorenzo High School (100 tenth graders and teachers).

April 28 2014 Oakland Public Library - Lecture & Book Signing 

Author Sonia Korn-Grimani gave an account of her experiences escaping Nazi Germany as a child, becoming an internationally celebrated radio and television performer, a teacher to royalty, and receiving a knighthood from the government of France.

DECEMBER 9, 2013- San Francisco, CA

Book presentation and signature at San Francisco State University, Sixty Club.

September 18, 2013, Saint Tropez France

"Conference et signature" at a major regional book club.

May 23, 2013 San Lorenzo, CA

Book presentation at San Lorenzo High School, full auditorium of tenth graders and teachers.

April 25, 2013- Berkeley CA

Alliance Francaise: French book presentation and signature.

February 1, 2013- San Francisco CA

Book presentation and signature, San Francisco Village.

January 10, 2013- Berkely CA


November 28, 2012- Oakland, CA 

Book presentation and signature at Temple Sinai book club.

November 2012- Oakland, CA

Book club presentation and signature in Rockridge

June 2012- WPTS Pittsburgh PA

Interview with David McWade, University of Pittsburgh radio.

June 24th 2012 Afikomen in Berkeley, Calif. - Author's Talk

Sonia Korn-Grimani read from Sonia's Song and answered questions to a packed house. The talk took place at Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley California.

April 25, 2011 Radio Interview, "Entitled Opinions" (in French)

Sonia Korn-Grimani on her memoir of the Holocaust

December 2010- Paris, France

Book presentation and signatures in Paris at my publishers l’Harmattan of my French version  “UN CHANT D’ESPOIR” (A Song of Hope).

12 September 2010- San Tropez, France

Book presentation and signature in Saint Tropez at the Librairie de la Presse.

November 10, 2005- Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany

Major presentation of the German version of my Memoirs “VERLORENE KINDHEIT” (Lost Childhood) Invited by the German government to speak at a major event in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, to German officials. It celebrates my homecoming to my birthplace, from which my family and I were expelled in June 1939.