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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I think, though, that it is because I experience my life – my comfortable, easy life – so much more richly when I see how others have suffered and survived. Gerda’s beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone.

May 31, Gary rated it it was amazing. They learned they could not give up beucase then what’s the point of living? Even though it is hard to read about this inhumane time, there are so many life lessons to be learned. All but her life. She told her story, this story, at the dinner and it brought most of us to tears.

Gerda is walking past the pool where in previous summers she had gone to with her friends. Gerda demonstrates an extraordinary ability to recall and describe scenes that offer the reader a strikingly vivid portrait of the small, often forgotten, threads of the Holocaust. The author keeps a rather calm tone throughout, which made it even more chilling for me when coming across facts like at the end of the war”I was weighedsixty-eight pounds.

And yet, as with so many other stories of Holocaust survival, I couldn’t get past just how much all of those who lived relied on luck – some chance happening or favorable aligning of the stars that meant living just one more day.


Unwilling to allow gerdq of wweissmann prisoners to survive, the guards drive them into a factory building and plant a bomb. Even though many people got killed, there is no excuse to just give up on up beucase life is suspose to be worth cherishing.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. While at camp She is allowed to write letters and writes her brother All but my life was a good book but it was also very depressing. Through her memoryshe uses vast decriptive powers to redraw the picture of what life was like in those harrowing years.

Her reactions, her feelings come through as she dealt with the catastrophic changes to her life. Soon it was hard for them to keep the news secret when the Nazi’s invade poland and separate the families. View all 9 comments.

All but My Life

Even though it was sad and depressing to see people die there was still always have to be hope vut her survival. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Love can triumph This is my all time favorite book because what it did for me during a very difficult time in my life.

Why did klfin not fight back? How does this type of horror happen? She lost everything, family, friends, and came close to losing her life on many occasions.

All But My Life: A Memoir

When my stomach was empty, I carefully washed the floor. I would defintely recommend this to people who like to read books about history. User Review – Flag as inappropriate All But My Life was hard to read at times because of Gerda’s terrible experiences, but I believe this is something everyone should know about.

From her comfortable home in Bielitz present-day Bielsko in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops–including the man who was to become her husband–in Volary, Czechoslovakia, inGerda takes the reader on a terrifying ljfe. It woul This was a favorite book from middle school. I do wish I had a hard copy of this book and hope to obtain one in the future.


We are experiencing technical difficulties. This was a gripping book that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in reading about such things. This book was devastating and absolutely riveting. The point of life is go through many getda and problems to succed. It was the most moving and emotional book dealing with the Holocaust that I ever gerd.

On closing the book, one is left with great admiration for this woman. I hope i never look the other way when lfie is suffering. View all 7 comments.

This book would be another excellent alternative to The Diary of Anne Frank. For Gerda, memory sustains hope, and hope provides the strength to continue in spite of losing everything but her life.

Paperbackpages. Jan 04, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: The question “How does one bury a heart? She is not looking for pity. What amazed me the most was how she retained her humanity throughout her long years during WWII. She also writes of how the events of the holocaust years she lived throughstill periodically haunt her.

Her family was then forced lkfe move into the basement of their own house. Maestros and Their Music.

All But My Life: A Memoir – Gerda Weissmann Klein – Google Books

Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the kkein of their captors. Gerda as one of the victim was sent out of her own country. I never felt her bitterness in her account, and that was even sweeter to me.

A shrill whistle blew through the peaceful afternoon.