March 8, 1930 – October 26, 2018
Sonja Bromberg, age 88, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Friday October 26, 2018. Sonja was born March 8, 1930 in Magdenburg, Germany to Freda Adelberg and Samuel Adelberg.
A visitation for Sonja will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, 909 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL 36109, followed by a funeral service at 3:00 PM with a committal to follow in Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens.
Sonja is survived by; daughter-in-law Fabianne Tomaz.
Sonja was preceded in death by her husband Hyman Bromberg; son David Barney Bromberg; father Samuel Adelberg and mother Freda Adelberg; sister Helen Schultz.
Listed below is an excerpt from her life story taken from: www.bhamholocausteducation.org/bio-bromberg.htm
"Sonja's memories of Nazi Germany are the lasting, emotional impressions of a young child. The cruel and evil expression of Adolf Hitler looking into the crowd during a parade she watched at the age of seven. Bombs dropping, people screaming, and the terror of Nazis grabbing people out of their homes.... Sonja's father decided to take his daughters to stay with the nuns where he felt the girls would be safer, given the perils of Nazi Germany. Sonja remembered the kindness and love shown to all the children by the nuns. He later placed the girls in an orthodox Jewish orphanage. "For my father to put us in the orphanage was love; he gave us away so we could be safe," she said.... Sonja and Helen finally obtained their visas through the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The girls traveled with ten other Jewish children on a voyage by the sea that Sonja describes as an adventure. She was given a banana for the first time and "ate the whole thing, peeling and all." .... At sixteen, she was reunited with her father.... who developed a heart condition due to poor nutrition and Sonja recalled that he was very sickly when she saw him in America. Sonja married Hyman Bromberg and settled in Montgomery, Alabama. They were married for forty-seven years. Their only son died in 2004 at the age of forty-two."
Serving as pallbearers are Rabbi John Giddens, Brad Holmes, Mason Brooks, Jerry McGuinn, Bob Boatner, Tanner McGuinn and Brett Smith (honorary).
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.WhiteChapel-GreenwoodFH.com for the Bromberg family.
- Fabianne Tomaz, Daughter-in-law
- Hyman Bromberg, Husband
- David Barney Bromberg, Son
- Helen Schultz, Sister
- Samuel Adelberg, Father
- Freda Adelberg, Mother
- Mrs. Bromberg leaves behind two nephews, their families and many friends to cherish her memory.
- Rabbi John Giddens
- Brad Holmes
- Mason Brooks
- Jerry McGuinn
- Bob Boatner
- Tanner McGuinn
- Brett Smith, Honorary
- Visitation Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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