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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One of my favorites was: For her birthday, Gerda’s mother sells a valuable ring to present her daughter with the priceless gift of an orange. Soon it was hard for them to keep the news secret when the Nazi’s invade gerdz and separate the families. Beautifully narrated, in the midst of such pain and inhuman treatment.

I watched it many times. Her nineteenth birthday comes, bringing precious presents from her friends: Books by Gerda Weissmann Klein. Her family was then forced to move into the basement of their own house. I met Gerda Weissmann Klein about four years ago, when she spoke at a local community center.

All but my life was a good book but it was also very depressing. Than they are confronted with the Nazi invasion and things began to change for them very quickly, yet they still held on to little things that provided them with hope.

In her memoir, Klein takes audiences on an alarming journey from the comforts of gerva in Poland to the horrifying concentration klrin, reminding live of the horrific destruction and prejudice during the twentieth century, while also providing a sense of hope for future generations. Much of the book focuses on her messed-up love life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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. However I cannot fault the memoir as it is moving and insightful, Greda’s story is heartbreaking and yet uplifting, this weisdmann a book that will stray with me for a long time.

They were all asking Him for things. Part III of the book opens with Gerda’s liberation on 7 Mayone day before her twenty-first birthday.

All but My Life

Although, there is such a part of the healing process for a survivor to tell their story; maybe that’s what I look forward to in my own life – my own survival for my own trial?

Because we had faith in humanity. Today Gerda is still alive at Sep 27, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: All but my life. May 03, Marialyce rated it really liked it.

ALL BUT MY LIFE by Gerda Weissmann Klein | Kirkus Reviews

She suffered a similar horror in the Rwandan Holocaust almost 50 years later. While at camp She is allowed to write letters and writes her brother often. As was the case with all survivors of the Nazi atrocities, she could not understand why she was spared.

Kkein on May 8,she was fifteen when on September 1,the Nazis invaded Poland. Assuming she would be a bookworm like me. I know why This is a beautiful memoir of a holocaust survivor.

Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Nov 03, Dem rated it really liked it. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Yet no matter how great her suffering, Gerda never chooses to bury her heart.

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.

I wanted to reach out to young people, make them aware of the preciousness of lkfe, and show them that it was not to be thrown away thoughtlessly, even under conditions of extreme hardship. But, we’ve got a new leader taking bt here in the U. Than they are confronted with the Nazi invasion and things began to change for them very quic I first heard about this book from my daughter who is a school teacher in Chicago.


Again and again I was struck with Gerda’s strength and hope something often pointed out by the people around her, even if she does not always recognize it in herselfso much so that I could understand why she never really succumbed to the belief that she would perish as so many others had.

Jan 18, Jocelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Because we did not really think that human beings were capable of committing such crimes.

When my lie was empty, I carefully washed the floor. I would recommend this book. The audiobook is read by Grace Conlin. He is, in fact, much more. They open our eyes to just how petty our own problems are, and give us an appreciation for the lives we are blessed enough to lead.

Gerda’s friend Abek gives her roses, a reminder of the beauty outside the ghetto. Abek was also another help although a pain at times too.


Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. She endured loss of family and all the girls she knew where she was in the labor camps. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps.

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