Sonia Meyer was a guest on the BlogTalkRadio show Red River Writers Live--No Limits

Sonia Meyer is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Dosha, flight of the Russian Gypsies.”

[USPRwire, Thu Aug 26 2010] Sonia Meyer, a Gypsy activist, was the guest of Barbara M. Hodges on her BlogTalkRadio show “Red River Writers Live – No Limits” on August 12, 2010 where she discussed the state of Gypsies in Europe today as well as her forthcoming book, “Dosha” about Gypsies in Soviet Russia. The episode is available online at

Sonia Meyer ( is renowned Gypsy (Roma) activist. She fled the Nazis with her parents when she was 2 years old to live in the woods of Germany and Poland among partisans and Gypsies. They lived in the woods, in abandon houses, in and inns, always dodging the German and later Soviet armies who hunted them relentlessly. Her father taught her to throw hand grenades using a wooden darning egg. Just after the war Sonia and her family returned to Cologne Germany where she foraged for food with a band of Gypsies camped nearby.

Sonia Meyer is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Dosha, flight of the Russian Gypsies.” The novel spans the early life of a Gypsy girl, from a childhood spent with partisans in the Polish forests to her defection to the West during Khrushchev’s visit to Helsinki. “Dosha” will be released November 1, 2010 by Wilderness House Press (November 2010), Littleton MA US ( ISBN: 978-0-9827115-1-4

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