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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She told her story, this story, at the dinner and it brought most of us to tears.

Why did we not fight back? This is one of my most favorite books. It is an unforgettable story of courage. Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks of her emotions but does not exalt in them. Unwilling to allow any of their prisoners to survive, vut guards drive them into a factory building and plant a bomb. Later she thought about her way of praying.

All but My Life

He did not wave. A Writer of Our Time. Jun 02, Kelli rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Both her fate and those of her closest companions are clearly and succinctly spoken of.


In the first days of Nazi rule, the Weissmanns must move from the comfort of their home in Bielsko, Poland, to their damp basement, where there is no electricity and little food. She spends her life teaching about tolerance and bringing this message to middle and high schools where it needs to be heard the most. But, we’ve got a new leader taking office here in the U. We follow her straightforward, step by step account of the next six years—her path from labor camp to labor camp and then the horrendous death march over the Czech border to be finally rescued by American soldiers, one of which came to be btu husband.

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Then I understood the cause of my sadness. I leaned against the tiled wall of the cubicle and vomited while the water ran over me.

Sep 29, Karen rated it really liked it. I am humbled by this woman’s optimism, courage and liife. Here are a few of my favorite quotes: I never saw my father again. She came to America with her soldier husband, raised a family and helped other Jews.

I wanted someone to make me happy. Friendships sustain her through illness, deprivation, and brutality, as do occasional scribbled sentences from her brother Artur.

In her, Kurt Klein sees a woman of extraordinary nobility. 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.


I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost class.

I don’t permit myself many Holocaust memoirs. 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” Makes me so grateful weisemann tuck my kids in bed each night in clean sheets, with a soft pillow, in a warm house, well feed, and most importantly they are safe no one trying to hurt them.

I’m happy to have read this book at last.

Her family was Jewish, well-off and lived in Bielitz, Poland. If only I could be certain that someday my children would be standing on my grave. It was her father’s insistence on a warm June day that she take her winter sky boots with her that saved weissman during the forced winter march a few years later-many of the girls there died for lack of footwear. For a minute I wavered.