1. What time period does the book take place?
2. How old is Gerda when the book begins?
3. Where do Gerda and her family live?
4. In the beginning of the novel, who is invading Gerda's hometown?
5. Why didn't the Weissmanns get out of Poland sooner?
Gerda's father was recovering from a heart attack.
6. How does Gerda's father try to help his children?
He asks his daughter and son to leave with family friends.
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