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Madison Junior High School teacher Catie O’Boyle’s comments at Friday’s event

Madison Junior High School teacher Catie O’Boyle’s comments at Friday’s event By fern On May 16, 2011 · Leave a Comment Madison JHS welcomes Edith To follow all of the events leading up to the reunion, please visit http://literactivity.com/reunion/

Edith answers questions at Madison Junior High School

Edith answers questions at Madison Junior High School By fern On May 16, 2011 · Leave a Comment Edith answers questions at Madison JHS

Saturday, May 14th Chicago Tribune Chicagoland section reports on Edith and Gerda's reconnection

Naperville students reconnect women who fled Nazis in 1938 Girls struck up friendship on Germany-U.S. trip but lost touch for 73 years By Mick Swasko, Tribune Reporter It was a brief email that rekindled an equally short childhood friendship 73 years ago. "I have thought of you often and am so thankful that you found me," Gerda "Gertie" Frumkin wrote from Seattle on April 28. "Can't wait until we speak ...

New blog about Edith and Gertie's upcoming reunion

http://literactivity.com/reunion/ In 1938, two young girls left their homes, their families and friends – everything they knew – and were sent alone to faraway America by their parents to escape the Nazis. Meeting aboard the Deutschland, Edith and Gertie formed an instant bond that carried them from Germany to New York City. They played all day, all over the ship; they ate as much ice cream as they wanted; they ...

A special day at Manchester Township High School (NJ)

MTHS students erupt in applause upon learning that Edith will be reunited with her ship friend, Gertie, this summer, 72 years after they last saw each other. FSC with MTHS English teacher Marjon Weber, who organized the visit

The long reach of Edith's story: MTHS welcomes FSC

Manchester Township High School students (Manchester, NJ) attentively listen to FSC's presentation on the long reach of Edith's childhood immigratiion story

Madison Junior High School students find Gerda Katz, Edith's ship friend

Madison Junior High School Learning Center in Naperville, IL where FSC presented her mother's story to students Letter from Madison Junior High School history teacher, Catie O'Boyle: Mrs. Chapman, My name is Catie O'Boyle. I am a history teacher at Madison Junior High School in Naperville. You came to visit our school a few weeks ago. My students and I were so moved by your mother's story that we decided ...

Letters from Norton (MA) Middle School students…

"In English, we read your book, Is It Night or Day? and I was really touched by it. My family came to America because of Jewish persecution in Russia so the book really did touch me. By the end of the book, I was sobbing." "When Tiddy had expressed her own feelings after she had been teased and bullied at school and yelled at at home, I realized just how ...

Welcome to Norton Middle School!

Norton Middle School in Norton, MA selected Is It Night or Day? for its all-school reads program this year. The school's halls were lined with student work -- posters, letters, and family stories -- responding to the book.