Gerda Weissmann Klein. Gerda’s maturation takes place gradually throughout All But My Life, under the shadow of the Nazi regime. At the beginning of her. 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. are thought to be impatient with all things foreign or uncool sat there in rapt attention, already transformed by her book, All But My. Life (Gerda Weissmann Klein.

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She gives the same smile. I watched it many times. 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 bit to read the most heartbreaking memoirs.

The audiobook is read by Grace Conlin. In addition to beign disrciminated, they had to wear a yellow start to represent that they were a Jews and got punished if they didn’t.

Wonderful book from a wonderfully strong woman. Jun 04, Jennifer rated it really liked it. What makes this book wrissmann is the decency and love that sustained her through these horrific timesand her incredible strength of character. Jan 25, Melissa T rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why did we not fight back? There are not enough to even come close to the tragedy, the horror, and the depraved behavior that Aall Weissmann suffered at the hand of the Nazis.


Nor can I recall any book that has made me cry as much as this did — my little boy was beginning to get a bit concerned and eventually I had to read it while he was asleep.

Love can triumph This is weisamann all weeissmann favorite book because what it did for me during a very difficult time in my life. I met Gerda Weissmann Klein about four years ago, when she spoke at a local community center.


I lost weiwsmann wonderful book I could barely keep track of my own head in middle school and cried bitterly. I actually think the best part was at the end and her descriptions of the liberation–I was on an airplane and I klsin stop myself from crying.

Weissmaann is only natural for us to think that the people who survived the Holocaust were the strongest, the fittest, the most intelligent. It introduces them to last century’s terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome.

Not that she needs to be replaced, but I don’t think all students are going to relate to Anne. Gerda Weissmann Klein writes of her holocaust experiences. The author ends the memoir with a summary of gersa life in America after the warwriting this epilogue 37 years after the first edition of all But My Life was published.

We are truly blessed with the comforts of life right down to running hot water for bathing and being able to floss our teeth! Her family was Jewish, well-off and lived in Bielitz, Poland. It’s a horrible story, of course; she spends her late adolescence in a series of work camps and ultimately survives a gruelling “death march.

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All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

In the first days of Nazi weissann, the Weissmanns must move from the comfort of their home in Bielsko, Poland, to their damp basement, where there is no electricity and little food.

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How does this klen of horror happen? I’ll be scandalized if not! Gerda often fell into sickness and couldn’t work, which meant no food.

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Much of the book focuses on her messed-up love life. The ending was amazing, and Kurt They share the hope that Gerda’s brother Artur will return from a forced labor camp and they will be reunited as a family.


We could forget, but this book is proof that there are survivors who never will, and generations that will never exist. The World Wars and the Holocaust were awful times in history, some of the worst examples of humankind. It was a wonderful surprise. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of “all but her life.

I cried from beginning to end, because I knew the basics of her story. Mary Queen of Scots. In the midst of Nazi cruelty and brutal working conditions she forms close friendships. This is a great book!! Divided into three parts, it begins with the German invasion of Poland in September and continues through the days following Gerda’s liberation in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in May It is terrifying to put yourself in the same position as the Jews who faced this horror, because you cannot with any surety say that you would survive, no matter how strong or clever you were.

May 31, Gary rated it it was amazing. There he stood, already beyond my reach, my father, the center of my life, just labeled JEW. Books by Gerda Weissmann Klein. The family’s downward spiral continues when they must leave their home for the ghetto. The fact that she is one of the lucky ones is staggering.

I feel more human and life seems weidsmann precious. See all 5 questions about All But My Life…. I just can’t stomach how dark the human heart can be.