Former Faculty Shares WW II Story

FWCD has such a treasure in Claire-Lise Knecht H’06! An FWCD Founding Faculty Member, Claire-Lise spoke virtually no English when she started at FWCD as a French teacher in 1963. She started the School’s AFS program, and she and her husband, John, led many European trips for FWCD families, sharing their love for the culture in which Claire-Lise grew up. While she retired in 1998, Claire-Lise can be found regularly serving as a substitute teacher in the Middle School and Upper School, as well as working within the FWCD Archives. On October 12, Claire-Lise shared a personal story with fifth- and sixth-graders: Her family hid two Jewish boys and their parents during World War II. View the Facebook video for a truly fascinating story! 
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