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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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When I Spoke in Tongues. This book was written by my dear friend’s grandmother. I first heard about this book from my daughter who is a gsrda teacher in Chicago. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

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egrda It made me as much as possible at the tender age of 15 really aware of the close proximity of the surface of my happy suburban midwest American bubble. Charles Michener and Peter Duchin. This was truly a brave soul, whose courage and strength is an inspiration to all those privileged enough to know her and read her poignant story.

At the time of The Liberation, she weighed 68 pounds – and she was 21 years old! 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.


What an amazing blessing that have been able to get a first hand account of a Holocaust experience that I will be able to one day share with my children. They learned they could not give up beucase then what’s the point of living? So many times we are tuaght that the strong survive, the weak perish. Michael Greenberg and Michael Greenberg. Now she is walking past the pool, with a Jewish armband, and while there is still laughing coming from the pool, she is no longer able to go in.

She remembered being in a play in school where “each character uttered a prayer: Love can triumph and mostly does if given the chance.

Lists with This Book. And, when a person feels shaky about new leadership or an unusual direction being taken within their community, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to read a Holocaust memoir.

In addition to beign disrciminated, they had to wear a yellow start to represent that they were a Jews and got punished if they didn’t. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of “all but her life. 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 Everything she loved, everything she knew was obliterated.

I know gerdx This is a beautiful memoir of a holocaust survivor.

All but My Life

Both her fate and those of her closest companions are clearly and succinctly spoken of. He did not call farewell.


I strongly recommend this book for those interested in learning what actually went on during the Holocaust. Throughout the war Abek sacrifices himself by volunteering to go to the worst camp just to be near Gerda.

We see the disintegration of normal life as her family is torn apart. It is the lack of melodrama and the clear and concise telling that gives the book its strength. Want to Read saving….

Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis weissmnn into Poland on September 3, Each approaches reintegration into normal life uniquely too. It was amazing, heartbreaking, lyrical, shocking, and emotional.

All But My Life: A Memoir

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Gerda is walking past the pool where in previous summers she had gone to with her friends. Jun 02, Kelli rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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. Even so, the author is excellent at describing the experiences and her own personal feelings. The documentary was very good Three years later, they save her life during a brutal winter death march.