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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Gerda’s parents were taken to death camps and killed from there along of 3 million other people. The fact that she is one of the lucky ones is staggering. After the Nazi hordes rolled over their town, the brother was the first to escape.

All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

Abek fell in love with Gerda which is a big inconvience yet a convience for her. She and her friends are sent on a brutal death march. Gerda demonstrates an extraordinary ability to recall and describe scenes that offer the reader a strikingly vivid portrait of the small, often forgotten, threads of the Holocaust. The strength that Gerda had through this long captivity with extreme cruelty and death around her is unreal.

May 10, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. It is unlike all of the other Holocaust memoirs I have read, perhaps because it is the first in which a female survivor tells her story. It does not detonate, therefore Gerda’s life is spared once more.


The circumstances of each story may be similar, but e “You are lucky mother. Opening the iTunes Store. It opened my eyes to how much I complain, and that I take the little things in life and freedom so much for grante This book. I’m happy to have read this book at last. Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks of her emotions but does not exalt liife them.

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There is a presence to her that reached out and touched my soul. Gerda as one of the victim was sent out of her own country. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

I can’t say too much without spoiling, but Al, will say that I shed a few man-tears as her post-war drama unfolded. The question “How does one bury a heart? This is the last time Gerda sees her brother. The copy I read was my mother’s from when she was a girl. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were weissjann separated and sent to German labor camps. Gerda was a year older than Anne. It inspired me in many ways.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Jan 04, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am truly amazed that Gerda is a survivor. She sees the young American lieutenant who liberates her as a gallant hero. View More by This Author. He, too, has known suffering and loss. Sep 29, Karen rated it really liked it. Buy the Audiobook Download: It took the Germans only 8 days to conquer Poland.

This is a memoir but because of the narrative skill of the author it reads like the most gripping of novels. Later she thought about her way of praying. Imagine a world in which your entire possession is one raspberry and you give lifs to your friend. Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, The account is riveting, all the more so due to the straightforward, dispassionate tone in which it is told.


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All but My Life

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In the book, you see the young girl, the teenager dealing with unspeakable horror, pain and loss. Throughout the war Abek sacrifices himself by volunteering to go to the ym camp just to be near Gerda. Modern Language Association http: And it had such a sweet romance at the end!

When this particular story ended, I found myself hungry to know more, lofe, and more about Gerda. I liked this book, and being around her age really mt me to how she felt during that time with love and her decisions to do what she thought was best. Nothing but our lives. She recognized my reaction and she smiled. Feb 20, Berrett rated it it was amazing. This is a difficult thing for me to understand.