Edith and Gerda: Together Again in Seattle

  • March 30, 2012
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Gerda and Edith, summer 2012. The two friends hadn’t seen each other since 1938.

After leaving their families in Nazi Germany, Holocaust refugees Edith Westerfeld and Gerda Katz, who were only 12 years old at the time, met on the ship that brought them to America. They became best friends, but lost touch with each other after they arrived in New York in 1938. They were reunited last summer, 73 years after they parted. Gerda and Edith Schumer will be together again on 4/22/12, 1 pm, at 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA for a Holocaust Remembrance event.

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