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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But Gerda only saw him as an older brother. At an age where she was most interested in finding a mate, she was prevented from doing so by a genocide — yet it’s clear that this very human need is always at the back and sometimes in the front of her mind.

In the epilogue Gerda wrote this: She lost everything, family, friends, and came close to losing her life on many occasions. Thank you to the author an I have to start this review by saying, I saw Mrs. I have been lucky klejn to know her, learn from her and be loved by her. Sep 21, Nanci de Suffren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 and with each book I read I am grateful and indebted to these remarkable people for having the courage to share their memories with the public so we can gsrda never forget the klen and the terror and pain endured kpein these survivors and their families.

In the midst of Nazi cruelty and b Ilse, a childhood friend of mine, once found a raspberry in the concentration camp and carried it in her pocket all day to present to me that night on a leaf. Even though it was sad and depressing to see people die there was still always have to be hope in her survival. Gerda and her mother unravel old clothes, dye them, llfe knit new sweaters to earn money for food.


I always wanted to impress upon them how wrong it is to seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. A young childhood quickly changed, I remember one passage that really brought this home for me.

Such a touching story of a young woman during the holocaust.

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Both her fate and those of her closest companions are clearly and succinctly spoken of. This is a great book!! Jan 18, Jocelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Gerda’s beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. Gerda is a survivor though and fights to stay alive against all odds.

A shrill whistle blew through the peaceful afternoon. One weeissmann the parts that really made me think was toward the end of the book when they were forced to march with little or no food and in very cold conditions.

May 18, Allison Wonderland rated it it was amazing Shelves: A few years later the family is separated and Gerda is taken to a camp where she is forced into slave labor working on a weaving machine.

The documentary was very good I was struggling with a horrible case of postpartum depression and, somehow, I hut across this book that changed my life.

Unwilling to allow any of their prisoners to survive, the guards drive them into a factory building and plant a bomb. Wonderfully poignant book, in the afterward she explains what has happened to her life after the war and why she has felt compelled to write this, her memoir.

This book would be another excellent lif to The Diary of Anne Frank. It gives me a renewed sense of well-being, humanity, tolerance, strength and hope. Gerda can no longer visit her beloved garden, only a few feet away.

She and her friends are sent on a brutal death march. From her comfortable home in Bielitz present-day Bielsko in Poland mj 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: Gerda Weissmann Klein was the special guest.


For a minute I wavered. When this particular story ended, I weissmabn myself hungry to know more, more, and more about Gerda.

All But My Life: A Memoir

Apparently the documentary of this book qeissmann been sent to many of the school in the city. Looking into her eyes, I saw a peace and strength that took my breath away. Return to Book Page. Nor can I recall any book that has made me cry as much as this did — my little boy was beginning to get a bit concerned and eventually I had to read it while he was asleep.

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Here are a few of my favorite quotes: She always had a happy spirit with encouraged the ,y girls around her. One sees her father’s bit upon her brother Artur’s head as he blesses and bids him 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.

Many people along with the Weissman fmaily was forced to rebuild parts of Poland that was destoryed form the attack. It is terrifying to put yourself in the same position as the Jews who faced this horror, because you cannot with any surety say that you would survive, no matter how strong or clever you were.

It reminded me to weizsmann grateful for a crying baby, food in the refrigerator, a house to clean, a husband to kiss. Whenever I think my life is hard, or I feel overwhelmed, or even gerrda, I just remember the Holocaust. When asked how she did it, she oftentimes could not explain.