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. 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. 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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And, when a person feels shaky about new leadership or an unusual direction being taken within their community, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to read a Holocaust memoir.

Thank you to the author and her husband for showing me what courage, nobility, compassion, determination, strength, and love look like.

Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis gegda into Poland on September 3, This is one of those books that you just can’t even grasp when weisssmann finished. Gerda’s parents were taken to death camps and killed from there along of 3 million other people. She has the same eyes. Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.

Like I said, I think I’m hooked on these type of books because of the outlook on my life that I come away with. What amazed me the most was how she retained her humanity throughout her long years during WWII.


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Gerda’s story is powerful. Learned many things about life. 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 which came to be her husband.

This is not the story of a “sacrificed angel.

While at camp She is allowed to write letters and writes her brother often. The impact is always so much greater when one is reading the words of another’s life, so much more personal. This would have been a nice addition. I have read a few Holocaust memoirs not a ton and this is one of the best so far. Gerda Weissmann Klein should be read by anyone interested in what the holocaust did to the Jews, especially the young that were able to live through death camps and the death march AND to be able to write about it.

Perhaps it is an innocent interest in history. I’m happy to have read this book at last. Ilse, her best friend, dies in her arms. A fellow Jew, he left Germany for the U. For all its heartbreak All But My Life is a beautiful resounding testament to the preciousness of life. To ask other readers questions about All But My Lifeplease sign up. 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. May 10, Stephanie rated it it was amazing.

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As heart-wrenching as it is, I somehow feel indebted to read these difficult kife and even weep for those who suffered and still are. Why did we not run away and hide?

Abek fell in love with Gerda which is a big inconvience yet a convience for her.

All But My Life: A Memoir

The Life of Saul Bellow. He did not call farewell. 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 her parents and her beloved brother.

Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. She tells of three years in a labour campand three years of a forced winter march from Poland to Czechoslovakia. She tells of the welfare of all children are of utmost importance to her ,the abusedthe handicappedthe underprivilegedthe ill. This is a memoir but because of the narrative skill of the author it reads like the most gripping of novels. It would have been really special to share that copy with my daughter someday.