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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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Jul 07, Maggie rated it it was amazing. But Gerda only saw him as an older brother. May 09, Jasmine Walker rated it really liked it. 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.

Most of all I loved the way it ends!! Than they are confronted with the Nazi invasion and things began to change for them very quickly, yet they still held on to little things that provided them with hope. It would have been really special to buut that copy with my daughter someday. Many people along with the Weissman fmaily was forced to rebuild parts of Poland that was destoryed form the attack. View all 17 comments. He, too, has known suffering and loss.

I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost class. He continues to love her and like Ilse sacrifices himself to be with her. She sees the sll American lieutenant who liberates her as a gallant hero. Love can triumph and mostly does if given the chance.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The question “How does one bury a heart? But the gestures of warmth and help were unmistakable. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. We are truly blessed with the comforts of life right down to running hot water for bathing and being able to floss our teeth!

Abek fell in love with Gerda which is a big inconvience yet a convience for her. Eventually because Gerda only sees him as a an older brother figure Abek loses his will to live and dies in Auswich.

I have read a few Holocaust memoirs not a ton and this is one of the best so far. If only I could be certain that someday my children would be standing on my grave. 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 and with each book I read I am grateful and indebted to these remarkable people for having gerea courage to share their memories with the kleon so we can can never forget the past and the terror and pain endured by these survivors and their families.

Some of the places and names are muffled, which I believe is a result of faulty recording. Out of a column of 2, girls and women, fewer than survive. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. I will end here with my favorite passages from Gerda: She is Gerda’s greatest help during the camp, sacrificing food and herself.


Whenever I think my life is hard, or I feel overwhelmed, or even discouraged, I just remember the Holocaust. Gerda had typhus and pneumonia shortly after that, and had sustained severe nerve damage to her feet.

It’s probably not helpful to dwell on past i It’s painful to read–just as “Night” or “The Hiding Place” are. I am truly amazed that Gerda is a survivor. In this regard Gerda excels.

All but My Life

She told her story, this story, at the dinner and it brought most of us to tears. Gerda’s friend Abek gives her roses, a reminder of the beauty outside the ghetto. Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, In the epilogue Gerda wrote this: Nobody defied my prayer, and nobody eldse thanked the Maker. Buy the Audiobook Download: And, when a ,y 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.

Selected pages Title Page. With little coal to heat their two rooms, the Weissmanns are warmed by their love for one another myy their memories of happier days. One can speak of the horror of the holocaust in numbers, but for me, what hits home more is the suffering endured by individuals one by one.

I lost this wonderful book I could barely keep track of my own head in middle school and cried bitterly.