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 dozen hands stretched toward me, begging. Out of a column of 2, girls and women, fewer than survive.

During the winter ofshe began a march from a labor camp in Germany to Czechoslovakia. In her memoir, Klein takes audiences on an alarming journey from the comforts of life in Poland to the horrifying concentration camps, reminding readers of the horrific destruction and prejudice during the twentieth century, while also providing a sense of hope for future generations. Learned many things about life. In her, Kurt Klein sees a woman of extraordinary nobility.

Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. I wanted someone to make me happy. This is the last time Gerda sees her brother. As heart-wrenching as it is, I somehow feel indebted to read gerdq difficult things and even weep for those who suffered and still are. Jun 04, Jennifer rated it really liked it. There lief no discussion topics on this book yet. She conveyed a sense of a strong personality, sensitive to others but not backing away from her values or her reality.

I was glad i got the chance to read. The impact is always so much greater when one is reading the words of another’s life, so much more personal. It started out in poland with her and her family trying to protect her father from knowing of the war. This book has nearly 11, ratings and nearly reviews and the rating averages 4. Gerda Weissmann Klein was the special guest. If they did the whole entire Jewish commuinty would be gone by now and the Weissnann Nazi would take over.


This book made me appreciate life more, and strengthened me to never look the other way at someones suffering. It’s probably not helpful to dwell bht past injustices, since history is littered with monstrosities–not just German weisemann.

She tells of her camps siters IllseLiesl and Suse none of whom survived-the last dying only moments after being liberated by American forces.

May 31, Gary rated it it was amazing. What an amazing blessing that have been able to get a first hand account of a Holocaust experience that I will be able to one day share with my children. Even though it is hard to read about this inhumane time, there are so many life lessons to be learned. A shrill whistle blew through the peaceful afternoon. 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.

Because of his illness the family tried to keep stressful news under wraps. What I liked was the way the author portrayed herself. Be the first to discover new talent! 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.

All But My Life

They and along with many other people were stamped JEW on their ration cards to recieve less food. Such a touching story of a young gerxa during the holocaust. She recovered from all of the above, and has 3 children, and grand children.


The family’s downward spiral continues when they must leave their home for the ghetto. It was amazing, heartbreaking, lyrical, shocking, and emotional.

All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

I’m happy to have read this book at last. She has the same eyes. Books by Gerda Weissmann Klein. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

One of my favorite quotes was: In the first days of Nazi rule, the Weissmanns must move from the comfort of their home in Bielsko, Alk, to their damp basement, where there is no electricity and little food. Books like this are a gift to those of us who have never experienced true hardship. Soon the family is torn apart. When this particular story ended, I weissmznn myself hungry to know more, more, and more about Gerda.

She came up to the table with a professor I know and although I didn’t know who she was, never having met her before, I stood up to greet her and take her hand.

He did not move. The audiobook is weismann by Grace Conlin. Why did we not run away and hide? She tells of three years in a labour campand three years of a forced winter march from Poland to Czechoslovakia.