Like Anne Frank, Gerda Seifer is Jewish and is forced to hide from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Like Anne, when faced with the violent hatred of the Nazis, she soon loses her childish innocence. She becomes the only member of her family to survive the war. When she visits the Holocaust museum with the Freedom Writers, she sheds tears at seeing the cattle cars where Nazis put people on their way to concentration camps, revealing the deep scars that the past has left within her.
Gerda Seifer Character Timeline in The Freedom Writers Diary
The timeline below shows where the character Gerda Seifer appears in The Freedom Writers Diary. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Entry 4: Ms. Gruwell
Part IV: Diary 41
Part VI: Diary 85