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. 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. 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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All But My Life: A Memoir

About Gerda Weissmann Klein. 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. I know why This is a beautiful memoir of a holocaust survivor.

All but her life.

View all 19 comments. Starting at the age of eighteen, Gerda who had led a life filled with family love, would often think of her family and those thoughts seemed to keep her going with the alo that one day she would reunite with her parents and her beloved brother. He did not call farewell.

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I had the privilege of meeting her as well. I lost this wonderful book I could barely keep track of my own head in middle school and cried bitterly. She just celebrated her 87th birthday along with the 66th anniversary of her liberation. She mentions more than once how fortunate she was not to have been sterilized.

I don’t permit myself many Holocaust memoirs. Michael Greenberg and Michael Greenberg. Not that she needs to be replaced, but I don’t think all students are going to relate to Anne.


She told her story, this story, at the dinner and it gerfa most yerda us to tears. It started out in poland with her and her family trying to protect her father from knowing of the war. I should probably start out by saying that I’m not totally obsessed with WWII, Holocaust, concentration camps, terror, misery and death here it comes No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Aall I think my life is This is one of my most favorite books. View all 34 comments. The account is riveting, all the more so due to the straightforward, dispassionate tone in which it is told. Part III of the book opens with Gerda’s liberation on 7 Mayone day before her twenty-first birthday. Jul 02, Heidi Pikula rated it it was amazing Shelves: Time to read something lighter. She always had a happy spirit with encouraged the young girls around her.

All but My Life

Jan 18, Jocelyn kldin it really liked it Shelves: It almost felt like I was listening to an old black and while movie with poor sound and the narrator sounded bored reading the book. I feel more human and life seems more precious.

Many Jewish people survived beucase they never gave up. If only I could be certain that someday my children would be standing on my grave. The Shadow in the Garden. What amazed me the most was how she retained her humanity throughout her long years during WWII. Just as Gerda now uses these memories to appreciate all she has now, I want to remember and appreciate all that I have as well.

She gives the same smile. In Heaven, it met with the other prayer that had asked for just the contrary.

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One of 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. She sees the young American lieutenant who liberates her as a gallant hero.


It gives me a renewed sense of well-being, humanity, tolerance, strength and hope. I had to put it down for a while to regain perspective: Thank you to my Heavenly Father for sending me this book at a desperately needed time.

She has the same eyes. In Januaryas liberation seems imminent, Gerda’s worst days begin. During a horrible march where everyone was starving: It is likely that by the time my children are old enough to understand and appreciate this story, there will no longer be any survivors alive.

In her memoir, Klein takes audiences on an alarming journey from the comforts of life in Poland to the horrifying concentration camps, reminding readers of the horrific destruction and prejudice during the twentieth century, while also providing a sense of hope for future generations. However I cannot fault the memoir as it is moving and insightful, Greda’s story is heartbreaking and yet uplifting, this is a book that will stray with me for a long time.

Ilse is the defintition of a true friend. They turned against each other in bloody battle, and usually both fell back lifeless to the earth. Modern Language Association http: I was so interested in her life that i looked up the documentary done on her in called ” One survivor remembers” a well done one from HBO.