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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It introduces them to last century’s terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome. We see the disintegration of normal life as her family is torn apart. Jul 07, Maggie rated it it was amazing. Even there, their love sustains them. 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.

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This would have been a nice addition. She stated how she stopped praying to God. Open Preview See a Problem?

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of weossmann attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It took the Germans only 8 days to conquer Poland. Buy the Audiobook Download: And a true love story blossoms along with long awaited freedom!


Learned many things about life. It was a wonderful surprise. As Julie, who recommended this book to me, so presciently says in her review, “Here’s what sets Gerda’s story apart: Maestros and Their Music. They were all asking Him for things. Although it is June when the deportation order comes, her father orders her to wear her ski boots. I had the privilege of meeting her as well. Love can triumph and mostly does if given the chance.

Modern Language Association http: The circumstances of each story may be similar, but each individual author struggles against despair in his or her own way. Like I said, I weissann I’m hooked on these type of books because of the outlook on my life that I come away with. Feb 20, Berrett rated it it was amazing.

It is unlike all of the other Holocaust memoirs I have read, perhaps because it is the first in which a female sur Perhaps it is a sense of morbidity that leads me to read a,l most heartbreaking memoirs. She writes her story from the security of a home in Buffalo.

I have read a few Holocaust memoirs not a ton and this is one of the best so far.

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It’s probably not helpful to dwell on past i It’s painful to read–just as “Night” or “The Hiding Place” are. Mary Queen of Scots. We are truly blessed with the comforts of life right down to running hot water for bathing and being able to floss our teeth! She came up to the table with a professor I know and although I didn’t know who she was, never having met her before, I stood up to greet her and take her hand.

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Gerda’s personality is similar to mine, and so many things she said I felt and understood so well. It is unlike all of the other Holocaust memoirs I have read, perhaps because it is nut first in which a female survivor tells her story.

I am truly amazed that Gerda is a survivor. Everything All at Once.

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Each approaches reintegration into normal life uniquely too. Inspired by Your Browsing History. In the midst of Nazi cruelty and b Ilse, a childhood friend of mine, once found a raspberry in the concentration camp and al it in her pocket all day to present to me that night on a leaf. She recovered from all of the above, and has 3 children, and grand children.

Dec 28, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best book I’ve ever Read. So yes, this book is a new favorite. I’ll be scandalized if weissmann Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

How Gerta managed to see all this through and eventually marry and come to America is a tale of a heroic and indomitable spirit. It is the lack of gerva and the clear and concise telling that gives the book its strength.

He, too, has known suffering and loss. The trials I have endured are nothing compared to this story.

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