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 have been lucky enough to know her, learn from her and be loved by her. She reads the book slowly; giving the events the gravity they merit.

The trials I have endured are nothing compared to this story. Abek mu in love with Gerda which is a big inconvience yet a convience for her. View all 4 comments. I cried from beginning to end, because I knew the basics of her story.

She writes so well and she organises her material with such deft architectural skill. Abek was a good suitor for Gerda, he was smart kleln kind and even respected by her father.

He, too, has known suffering and loss. When she spoke I was witness to what she became.

Throughout the war Abek sacrifices himself by volunteering to go to the worst camp just to be near Gerda. I met Gerda Weissmann Klein about four years ago, when she spoke at a local community center.

We could forget, but this book is proof that there are survivors who never will, and generations that will never exist. And perhaps its greatest triumph is that it brings back to life and celebrates the humanity of every individual who was close to Gerda, especially her mother and father, her older brother and her closest companion in the camps, a girl called Ilse.

So yes, this book is a new favorite. I had the privilege of meeting her as well. It opened my eyes to how much I complain, and that I take the little things in life and freedom so much for granted.


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

At times it is difficult to put this book down, and other times it is difficult to pick back up. Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks of her emotions but does not exalt in them. She recovered from all of the above, and has 3 children, and grand children. While at camp She is allowed to write letters and writes her brother All but my life was a good book but it was also very depressing. Her family was then forced to move into the basement of their own house. Being a young girl myself, I think the story affected me in a way that it could not have if I had read at an older age.

What I liked was the way the author portrayed herself. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. She used anger, faith and love to keep going.

It almost felt like I was listening to an old black and while movie with poor sound and the narrator sounded bored reading the book. Through her memoryshe uses vast decriptive powers to redraw the picture of what life was like in those harrowing years.

I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost class. 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.

I am in awe at how some people strengthen and help others at all cost-even their own life and their families life! There were several notable quotes.

May 10, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book made me appreciate life more, and strengthened me to never look the other way at someones suffering. She spends her life teaching about tolerance and bringing this message to middle and high schools where it needs to be heard the most. 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. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.


Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. In her, Kurt Klein sees a woman of extraordinary nobility. Looking for More Great Reads? She recognized my reaction and she smiled. Gerda’s personality is similar to mine, and so many things she said I felt and understood so well.

All but My Life

They and along with many other people were liffe JEW on their ration cards to recieve less food. Why did we not fight back?

Gerda was a teenager when the Germans invaded Poland. Starting at the age of eighteen, Gerda who had led a life filled with family love, would often think of her family and those thoughts seemed to keep her going with the hope that one day she would reunite with he I can’t possibly award any stars to this novel.

It does not detonate, therefore Gerda’s life is spared once more. She and her friends are sent on a brutal death march.

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But olein gestures of warmth and help were unmistakable. He continues to love her and like Ilse sacrifices himself to be with her. Her nineteenth birthday comes, bringing precious presents from her friends: It reminded me to be grateful for a crying baby, food in the refrigerator, a house to clean, a husband to kiss.

Through her memoryshe uses vast decriptive powers to redraw the picture of what life was like in those harrowing years In this fascinating volume Gerda Weissmann talks about her experiences during the holocaust from the age of 15 to