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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We watched until the train was out of sight.

Best book I’ve ever Read. Gerda is walking past the pool where in previous summers she had gone to with her friends. There is a presence to her that reached out and touched my soul. The Weissman family, living in their home in a Polish town near the Czech lkfe in the fatal days of Septemberinevitably remind one of Anne Frank’s family: She recovered from all of the above, and has 3 children, and grand children.

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He continues weiwsmann love her and like Ilse sacrifices himself to be with her. Buy the Audiobook Download: Her recuperation, marriage to Kurt Klein in and finally, in the epilog, her engagement after the war in Jewish community work and holocaust awareness programs is briefly spoken of.


View all 7 comments. I’m so glad that she didn’t stop writing when she came to the end of the war.

May 09, Jasmine Walker rated it really liked it. Modern Language Association http: Gerda Weissmann Klein’s memoir All but My Life is a mesmerizing account of one Polish teenager’s three-year struggle to survive not only in body but also in spirit. 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. lige

All But My Life: A Memoir

Such a touching story of a young woman during the holocaust. Gerda often fell into sickness and couldn’t work, which meant no food. Peachy It’s towards the end, Part 3, second page approximately of chapter 4. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Through her memoryshe uses vast decriptive powers to redraw the picture of what life was like in those harrowing years In this fascinating volume Gerda Weissmann talks about her experiences during the holocaust from the age of 15 to Her mother’s last words, “Be strong,” sustain her through loneliness and near despair.

Like I said, I think I’m hooked on these type of books because of the outlook on my life that I come away with. For her birthday, Gerda’s mother sells a valuable ring to present her daughter with the priceless gift of an orange.

All but My Life

Thank you to my Heavenly Father for sending me this book at a desperately needed time. For all its heartbreak All But My Life is a beautiful resounding testament to the preciousness of life. Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. Each of the characters she interacted with were so well described.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda gerxa her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love.

Beautifully narrated, in the midst of such pain and inhuman treatment. It is the lack of melodrama and the clear and concise telling that gives the book its strength. They were all asking Him for things.

lkein Dec 27, Julie rated it it was amazing. Although, there is such a part of the healing process for a survivor to tell their story; maybe that’s what I look forward to in my own life – my own survival for my own trial? 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.