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Exhibit features 1941 letter from Gerda Katz’s family in Dominican Republic

My mother’s best friend from the ship, Gerda Katz, had saved over 170 letters from her family, who had escaped Nazi Germany to the Dominican Republic in the 1930s. (I included a few of these letters in my book, THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY.) Gerda, who also fled Germany as a 12-year-old unaccompanied minor, …

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THREE STARS makes 7th grade required reading list

Honored that my book, THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY, is included on this 7th grade required reading list for 2019-2020 at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului, Hawaii! A 2018 Junior Library Guild selection – At the age of 12, Gerda Katz fled Nazi Germany and came to America all by herself as an …

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The Unwanted: My Mother

(Five stars) The Unwanted is my family story, too. I have come to know the people in my mother’s small town in Germany — Stockstadt am Rhein — where our family lived for over 200 years. My mother and her sister escaped Germany, but the Nazis murdered my grandparents. Families of both victims and perpetrators …

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