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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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.

Read it Forward Read it first. I had the privilege of meeting her as well. She analyzes what kept her going, why she did not give up and what the experience has taught her—the value of bringing happiness to others.

All But My Life

Her American lieutenant returned often to see her- and eventually they were married. The question “How does one bury a heart?

Sep 27, Selina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The train began to creep away. Dec 28, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Puffs of smoke rose. I can’t possibly award any stars to this novel. She tells of her children and her grandchildrenher love of America and of Israel, and of her meeting with Menachem Beginwho had read her memoirs and showed his gerad depth of love and humanity.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. View More by This Author. Sep 27, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 4 comments. I was glad i got the chance to read. If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. Her recuperation, marriage to Kurt Klein in and finally, in the epilog, her engagement after the war in Jewish community work and holocaust awareness programs is briefly spoken of.


It woul This was a favorite book from middle school. I always wanted to impress upon them how wrong it is to seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I never find it difficult to explain why I read so many books written by Hollocualt survivors as I find their stories compelling, remarkable, and inspiring. Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. A fellow Jew, he left Germany for the U. That’s about how much my Kati weighs right now, and she’s 9!!!

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. Love can triumph This is my all time favorite book because what it did for me during a very difficult time in my life. It reminded me to be grateful for a crying baby, food in the refrigerator, a house to clean, a husband to kiss. She endured loss of family and all the girls she knew where she was in the labor camps.

Everything she loved, everything she knew was obliterated. Retrieved December 28, from Encyclopedia. Reading her book adds another dimension to what we heard that night.

Thus, it was hard to make friends beucase many would have to mourn the death of the people they loved for example Suse and Lisel who were friend she made at the camp and died went sent on the death march. No matter how bad my life seems to be, I can more easily remember that I really and truly have it SO very good.

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From her comfortable home wrissmann Bielitz present-day Bielsko in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops–including the man who was to become her husband–in Volary, Czechoslovakia, inGerda takes the All But My Life: Seissmann see the disintegration of normal life as jlein family is torn apart. In this fascinating volume Gerda Weissmann talks about her experiences during the holocaust from the age of 15 to Born on May 8,she was fifteen when on September 1,the Nazis invaded Poland.


I would defintely recommend this to people who like to read books about history. This was a gripping book that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in reading about such things. Dec 27, Julie rated it it was amazing.

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Quotes from All But My Life. She suffered a similar horror in the Rwandan Holocaust almost 50 years later.

When they invaded they tooks Jews gold, autmobiles, bicycles, and radios. Jan 18, Jocelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Somehow the in-town treatment of the Jews was almost more nausea-inducing to me than the more-commonly-repeated tales of the campsnot because the treatment was less humane in the towns but because the general public knew what was going on and let it happen; it wasn’t just the military being cruel behind closed doors.

Gerda’s beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. What lies dormant in us? For all its heartbreak All But My Life is a beautiful resounding testament to the preciousness of life.