When the Nazis ordered Gerda Weissman Klein to be separated from her parents, her father told her to put on her snow boots and not to take them off. Because it was June, she questioned her father, but he told her she must wear her snow boots. She listened as she had been taught to do, and the boots protected her feet through many cold and bitter winters. When Citizenship Counts visited Pardes Jewish Day School on February 7, 2012, Gerda told the story of her snow boots to the students, their teachers and parents, along with invited guests. Here is the story in Gerda’s words:

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  • Tamara Hogsett
    March 12th, 2012

    We know that Gerda’s life was spared so she could touch so many in later years! I have learned than when my father speakers, I listen! Thanks for sharing this story!

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