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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I am humbled by this woman’s optimism, courage and determination. Gerda’s parents were taken to death camps and killed from there along of 3 million other people. For a minute I wavered. Even though many people got killed, there is no excuse to just give up on up beucase life is suspose to weisssmann worth cherishing.

She spoke with a kind voice and I remember being so shocked to be in the presence of someone who had seen such horrible things.

What lies dormant in us? I would defintely recommend this to people who like to read books about history. Dec 27, Julie rated it it was amazing.

While at camp She is allowed to write letters and writes her brother often. Third, Gerda is feisty and flawed.


It had weisdmann me to survive, this lovely world that was to be mine when the war was over. This one really spoke to me. View all 4 comments. In this regard Gerda excels.

Wonderful book from a wonderfully strong woman. He did not call farewell.

Such a duel is all the fiercer if the adversaries share the same body. She used anger, faith and love to keep going.

All but My Life

I will loan this book out to friends, but it will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf. She suffered a similar horror in the Rwandan Holocaust almost 50 years later. Thank you to the author an I have to start this review by saying, I saw Mrs.

Mary Queen of Scots. I had to put it down for ubt while to regain perspective: All but her life. 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. When they first invaded, the Jews got threatened by German Nazi who invaded Poland on Spetember 1, She was a very old woman, and small.

There he stood in his good gray suit, his only one, his shoulders sloping, his hair steel gray in the sun, on his breast the yellow star and black word. Apr 30, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: She said after many of her loved one passed weissmnan “”now i have to live,” i said to myself, “beucase I am alone and nothing hurt me any more”” Peachy It’s towards the end, Part 3, second page approximately of chapter 4.


I do wish I had a hard copy of this book and hope to obtain one in the future. Many people along with the Weissman fmaily was forced to rebuild parts of Poland that was destoryed form the attack.

Aug 22, Olivia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gerda was a teenager when the Germans invaded Poland. This is a beautiful memoir of a holocaust survivor.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She is Gerda’s greatest help during the camp, sacrificing food and herself.

They open our eyes to just how petty our own problems are, and give us an appreciation for the lives we are blessed enough to lead. The World Myy and the Holocaust were awful times in history, some of the worst examples of humankind.

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