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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I met Gerda Weissmann Klein about four years ago, when she spoke at a local community center. The train began to creep away. She fell in love with the American soldier that helped rescure her and other when liberation came. We follow her straightforward, step by step account of the next six years—her path from labor camp to labor camp and then the horrendous death march over the Czech border to be finally rescued by American soldiers, one of kleun came to be her husband.

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All but My Life

Gerda was one of the few, one of only one hundred twenty to survive. Sep 29, Karen rated it really liked it.


Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks of her emotions but does not exalt in them. Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.

Later she thought about her I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost mt.

A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein. The author held on to life through memories of her family and the vow she made to her father to never give up on her life. Puffs of smoke rose.

All But My Life: A Memoir – Gerda Weissmann Klein – Google Books

I would defintely recommend this to people who like to read books about history. A Writer of Our Time. This is not the story of a “sacrificed angel.

I was sitting at the reception table greeting guests for an event hosted by Chapman University. They and along with many other people were stamped JEW on their ration cards to recieve less food. At an age where she was most interested in finding a mate, she was prevented from doing so by a genocide — yet it’s clear that this very human need is always at the back and sometimes in the front of her mind.

In her memoir, Klein takes audiences on an alarming journey from the comforts of life in Poland to the horrifying concentration camps, reminding readers of the horrific destruction and prejudice during the twentieth century, while also providing a sense of hope for future generations.

This is my all time favorite book because what it did for me during a very difficult time in my life. In Januaryas liberation seems imminent, Gerda’s worst days begin. Abek was a good suitor for Gerda, he was smart and kind and even respected by her father. During a horrible march where everyone was starving: Maestros and Their Music. When I Spoke in Tongues. Then I divided the bread carefully among the girls. What an amazing blessing that have been able to get a first hand account of a Holocaust experience that I will be able to one day share with my children.


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Jun 04, Jennifer rated it really liked it. I wanted someone to make me happy. When this particular story ended, I found myself hungry to know more, more, and more about Gerda. This is a memoir but because of the narrative skill of the author it reads like the most gripping of novels. Here’s what sets Gerda’s story apart: It’s a horrible story, of course; she gefda her late adolescence in a series of work camps and ultimately survives a gruelling byt march.

Soon it was hard for them to keep the news secret when the Nazi’s invade poland and separate the families. However I cannot fault the memoir as it is moving and insightful, Greda’s story is heartbreaking and yet uplifting, this is a book that will stray with me for a long time. View all 5 comments. Because we had faith in klin.