On the ship that brought her
from Nazi Germany to America, young Edith Westerfeld met Gerda Katz. Both
12-year-old girls were traveling alone and immediately became best friends.
Unfortunately, the two unaccompanied minors lost touch after their arrival in
Decades later, after a northern Illinois middle-school class
read Is It Night or Day?,
a historical novel that captures the two girls’ friendship, the students were
so moved by the story that they made it a class project to reunite the two
Fulfilling a shared life-long dream, the two women, now in their
80s, finally saw each other again in Seattle, Washington, in 2011. Like
Finding My Twin captures the friendship of the two
Holocaust refugees, the students’ research, and the remarkable reunion 73 years
after Gerda and Edith shared their immigration journey.
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ISBN: 978-0-9964-7250-0 (Paperback)
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