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, was sent to Seattle. She was separated from her family for over 21 years. One of the letters from Gerda's mother is included in this amazing exhibit.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-spungen-carmel-school-holocaust-class-tl-1003-20190930-rndihhl7sbfm5cmqgepaewtdpy-story.html?fbclid=IwAR15YsTjs3HhCOkewld7zZu_CI04qaOKfjkwDH6dR9LTLITlvt6ua9fYWnw
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