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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Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. A young childhood quickly changed, I remember one passage that really brought this home for me. We see the disintegration of normal life as her family is torn apart. A heartbreaking letter from a school friend telling of the murder of her family foreshadows the excruciating loss that Gerda will soon experience. Please try gerra later.

Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. I have been lucky enough to know her, learn from her and be loved by her. One can speak of the horror of the holocaust in numbers, but for me, what hits home more is the suffering endured by individuals one by one.

It reminded me to be grateful for a crying baby, food in the refrigerator, a house to clean, a husband to kiss. May 13, Sharon Huether rated it it was amazing.


A letter from a family member, deportations that had been postponed, a brother who has manged to escape, a neighbor who brings them food, all of these provide hope. It opened my eyes to how much I complain, and that I take the little things in life and freedom so much for grante This book. She made up skits,stories and plays for a diversion.

Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps.

The point of life is go through many obstacles and problems to succed. She didn’t know why because she was closer to her Maker at this point than ever.

Thank you to my Heavenly Father for sending me this book at a desperately needed time.

All But My Life: A Memoir

In this fascinating volume Gerda Weissmann talks about her experiences during the holocaust from the age of 15 to She is Gerda’s greatest help during the camp, sacrificing food and herself. It opened my eyes to how much I complain, and that I take the little things in life and freedom so much for granted.

When they invaded the Jews were forced out of their himes and temple were burned down. A shrill whistle blew through the peaceful afternoon. weissmann

All but My Life

Gerda Travels alone until she is finally liberated by American soldiers, one of which, Kurt Klein becomes her husband. Such weissmaann touching story of a young woman during the holocaust. Even though so many hardship was forced on the Jews, Gerda stated “to you, life still means beauty, and that is how it should be” It is unlike all of the other Holocaust memoirs I have read, perhaps because it is the first in which a female survivor tells her story. Gerda was a teenager when the Germans invaded Poland.


Account Weissmann Sign in. This book geda written by my dear friend’s grandmother. In the midst of Nazi cruelty and brutal working conditions she forms close friendships. Abek was a good suitor for Gerda, he was smart and kind and even respected by her father.

He did not move. Oct 30, Lisa rated it it was amazing.

I would defintely recommend this to people who like to read books about history. Then I understood the weiss,ann of my sadness. Gerda is accompanied in camp with Ilse to her camps and through the death marches. Gerda as one of the victim was sent out of her own country.

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

I will loan this book out to friends, but it will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf. She tells of three years in a labour campand three years of a forced winter klrin from Poland to Czechoslovakia.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We might have had a chance to survive. Abek was also another help although a pain at times too. Than they are confronted with the Nazi invasion and things began to change for them very quickly, yet they still held on to little things that provided them with hope. Jan 18, Jocelyn rated it really liked it Shelves:

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