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The All But My Life Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter Gerda Weissmann is a fifteen-year old girl who lives with her . The girls are taken to a hospital and it is there where Gerda meets Kurt Klein who asks her to. Read a free sample or buy All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. All but My Life tells the haunting story of Gerda Weissman Klein’s experience under the Nazi regime. Taken from her home in Bielitz, Poland, and.

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy kpein your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It started out in poland with her and her family trying to protect her father from knowing of the war. Because we had faith in humanity.

All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

May 10, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. How Gerta managed to see all this through and eventually marry and come to America is a tale of a heroic and indomitable spirit. Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. And yet, as with so many other stories of Holocaust survival, I couldn’t get past just how much all of those who lived relied on luck – some chance happening or favorable aligning of the stars that meant living just one more day.

She analyzes what kept her going, why she did not give up and what the experience has taught her—the value of bringing happiness to others. A Writer of Our Time. A few years later the family is separated and Gerda is taken to a camp where she is forced into slave labor working on a weaving machine. It inspired me in many ways.


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Later she thought about her I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost class. As Julie, who recommended this book to me, so presciently says in her review, “Here’s what sets Gerda’s story apart: Gerda was one of the few, one of only one hundred twenty to survive. Looking for More Great Reads? Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of “all but her life. Even though so many hardship was forced on the Jews, Gerda stated “to you, life still means beauty, and that is how it should be” Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, bt stripping away of “all but her life.

I am truly amazed that Gerda is a survivor.

Whenever I think my life is This is one of my most favorite books. There was a problem adding your email address.

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It is unlike all of the other Holocaust memoirs I have read, perhaps because it is the first in which a female sur Perhaps it is a sense of morbidity that leads me to read the most heartbreaking memoirs. I was so interested in her life that i looked up the documentary done on her in called ” One survivor remembers” a well done one from HBO.

Oct 30, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Gerda recieves letters from her friend Erika telling of a family that is trampled in the streets by Nazi Horses and many other horrific stories of what the Nazis are doing outside of her camp. Klejn lost everything, family, friends, and came close to losing her life on many occasions. She told her story, this story, at the dinner and it brought most aol us to tears.

Her family was Jewish, well-off and lived in Bielitz, Poland. She tells of the welfare of all children are of utmost importance to her ,the abusedthe handicappedthe underprivilegedthe ill. She tells of her camps siters IllseLiesl and Suse none of whom survived-the last dying only moments after being liberated by American forces. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. She came to America with her soldier husband, raised a family and helped other Jews.


At an age where she was most interested in finding a mate, she was weissman from doing so by a genocide — yet it’s clear that this very human need is always at the back and sometimes in the herda of her mind.

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All But My Life

Best book I’ve ever Read. Gerda Weissmann Klein’s memoir All but My Life is a mesmerizing account of one Polish teenager’s three-year struggle to survive not only in body but also in spirit. But Gerda only saw him as an older brother. Gerda and her girl friends are forced on a Winter Mg from Poland where she witnesses tragedies, starvation and winter weather. Then I understood the cause of my sadness.

Her American lieutenant returned often to see her- and eventually they were married. Sep 29, Karen rated it really liked it.

I actually think the best part was at the end and geda descriptions of the liberation–I was on an airplane and I couldn’t stop myself from crying. Books by Gerda Weissmann Klein. With little coal to heat their two rooms, the Weissmanns are warmed by their love for one another and their memories of happier days.

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