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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A couple profanities, and hardships at labour camps. It inspired me in many ways. Then I understood the cause of my sadness.

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But Gerda only saw him as an older brother. Please try again later. 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. Apr 30, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is, in fact, much more.

Both her fate and those of her closes Gerda Weissmann Klein writes of her holocaust experiences. I think, though, that it is because I experience my life – my comfortable, easy life – so weissmannn more richly when I see how others have suffered and survived.

Gerda is accompanied in camp with Ilse to her camps and through the death marches. He, too, has known suffering and loss. Wright Brothers, Wrong Story. Gerda’s beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks of her emotions but does not exalt in them. Modern Language Association http: During the winter ofshe began a march from a labor camp in Germany to Czechoslovakia. All But My Life: One sees her father’s hands upon her brother Llife head as he blesses and bids kleein farewell for the last time; one tastes the bittersweet cocoa, saved for months, that her mother gives her as a special treat the last morning they are together.


All But My Life

She weissmabn to America with her soldier husband, raised a family and helped other Jews. The author held on to life through memories of her family and the vow she made to her father to never give up on her life. View all 9 comments. Unwilling to allow any of their prisoners to survive, the guards drive them into a factory building and plant a bomb. Second, her family was affluent and influential, and it’s important to be reminded that, ultimately, the “ethnic cleansing” spared no one.

No matter how bad my life seems to be, I can more easily remember that I really and truly have it SO very good.

Beautifully narrated, in the midst of such pain and inhuman treatment. Both her fate and those of her closest companions are clearly and succinctly spoken of. To klsin what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Part II of the memoir recounts Gerda’s trials as she is moved from one slave labor camp to another.

All But My Life: A Memoir

Jan 18, Jocelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Nothing but our lives. Feb 28, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity.

What weiissmann dormant in us? She recovered from all of the above, and has 3 children, and grand children. We might have had a chance to survive. If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. A dozen hands stretched toward me, begging.

And it had such a sweet romance at the end! Weeissmann liked this book, and being around her age really connected me to how she felt during that time with love and her decisions to do what she thought was best. The question “How does one bury a heart? This is a great book!!


She was a very old woman, wll small. This shows that in order to not lose hope is to suffer so much and get back up to become a stronger and powerful person.

And yet, as with so many other stories of Holocaust survival, I couldn’t get past just how much all of those who lived relied on luck – some chance happening or favorable aligning of the stars that meant living just one more day.

The strength that Gerda had through this long captivity with extreme cruelty and death around her is unreal.

Gerda’s struggle back to health is a long one. Thank you to my Heavenly Father for sending me this book at a desperately needed time. Gerda is walking past the pool where in previous summers she had gone to with her friends. Although it is June when the deportation order comes, her father orders her to wear her ski boots. This book was devastating and absolutely riveting. It introduces them to last century’s terrible history of devastation and liife, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome.

Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. Best book I’ve ever Read.

With little coal to heat their two rooms, the Weissmanns are warmed by their love for one another and their memories of happier days.

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