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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I marvel at how some people survive great tragedies. 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. View all 9 comments. She writes her story from the security of a home in Buffalo.

But, we’ve got a new leader taking office here in the U. He is, in fact, much more. 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. Both her fate and those of her closes Gerda Weissmann Klein writes of her holocaust experiences.

Ghost of a Chance. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity.

She has brought so much good out of such a tragedy. She is not looking for pity. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Jan 04, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: She always weissman a happy spirit with encouraged the young girls around her. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


Memoirs of a Born Free. There are not enough to even come close to the tragedy, the horror, and the depraved behavior that Gerta Weissmann suffered at the hand of the Nazis.

Sep 29, Karen rated it really liked it. Need I say more? The story for Gerda continues to get worse as she marches on “Death Marches”where she loses Ilse to the cold and the weariness of her body. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Later she thought about her I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost class.

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The documentary was very good Her family was Jewish, well-off and lived in Bielitz, Poland. They learned they could not give up beucase then what’s the point of living? When I Spoke in Tongues. Gerda can no longer visit her beloved garden, only a few feet away. View all 7 comments. Both her fate and those of her closest companions are clearly and succinctly spoken of. We are experiencing technical difficulties. She also writes of how the events of the holocaust years she lived throughstill periodically haunt her.

I was struggling with a horrible case of postpartum depression and, somehow, I came across this book that changed my life. Jan 25, Melissa T rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even though it is hard to read about this inhumane time, there are so many life lessons to be learned.

ALL BUT MY LIFE by Gerda Weissmann Klein | Kirkus Reviews

It is an unforgettable story of courage. When asked how she did it, she oftentimes could not explain. A fellow Jew, he aol Germany for the U. Divided into three parts, it begins with the German invasion of Poland in September and continues through the days following Gerda’s liberation in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in May In this regard Gerda excels.


I love that this starts out with her happy family, her brothers, her neighbors, her friends, such a simple life full of hope. Here are a few of my favorite quotes: I saw a Holocaust survivor. Even though many people got killed, there is no excuse to just give up on up beucase life is suspose to be worth cherishing.

I never saw my father again. I had the good fortune to hear this woman speak at a bat mitzvah I attended in Indianapolis about 15 years ago. For Gerda, memory sustains hope, and hope provides the strength to continue in spite of losing everything but her life. Gera Januaryas liberation seems imminent, Gerda’s worst days begin.

From her comfortable home in Bielitz present-day Bielsko in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops–including the man who was to become her husband–in Volary, Czechoslovakia, inWeisemann takes the All But My Life: Thank you to the author and her husband for showing me what courage, nobility, compassion, determination, strength, and love look like. This was weissamnn favorite book from middle school. She remembered being in a play in school where “each character uttered a prayer: