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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I never felt her bitterness in her account, and that was even sweeter to me. When byt first invaded, the Jews got threatened by German Nazi who invaded Poland on Spetember 1, When my stomach was empty, I carefully washed the floor.


This shows that in order to not lose hope is to suffer so much and get back up to become a stronger and powerful person.

He did not wave. As Julie, who recommended this book to me, so presciently says in her review, “Here’s what sets Gerda’s story apart: Wll is, in fact, much more.

Bill Nye and Corey S. Even though so many hardship was forced on the Jews, Gerda stated “to you, life still means beauty, and that is how it al be” Love can triumph This is my all time favorite book because what it did for me during a very difficult time in my life. Puffs of smoke rose. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.


For Gerda, memory sustains hope, and hope provides the strength to continue in spite of losing everything but her life. What I liked was the way the author portrayed herself. For a minute I wavered.

Taken from her home in Bielitz, Poland, and sent to German labor camps, Gerda survived and was liberated by American troops. One sees her father’s hands upon her brother Artur’s head as he blesses and bids him farewell for the last time; one tastes the bittersweet cocoa, saved for months, that her mother gives her as a special treat bbut last morning they are together.

Want to Read saving…. Read it Forward Read it first. Gerda had typhus and pneumonia shortly after that, and had sustained severe nerve damage to her feet. It opened my eyes to how much I complain, and that I take the little things in life and freedom so much for granted. Jul 02, Heidi Pikula rated it it was amazing Shelves: There was a problem adding your email address.

All But My Life: A Memoir

She said after many of her loved one passed away “”now i have to live,” i said to myself, “beucase I am alone and nothing hurt me any more”” She tells of the welfare of all children are of utmost importance to her ,the abusedthe handicappedthe underprivilegedthe ill. Here’s what sets Gerda’s story apart: 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.


In the midst of Nazi cruelty and brutal working lite she forms close friendships. This was a favorite book from middle school.

ALL BUT MY LIFE by Gerda Weissmann Klein | Kirkus Reviews

She is not looking for pity. Such a duel is all the fiercer if the adversaries share the same body. As was the case with all survivors of the Nazi atrocities, she could not understand why she was spared. Why did we walk deliberately and obediently into their clutches? This is a beautiful memoir of a holocaust survivor. All but her life. But this is not true.

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Many Jewish people survived beucase they never gave up. The Shadow in the Garden.

Why did we walk like meek sheep to the slaughter-house? I hope i never look the other way when someone is suffering. This one really spoke to me. Those people died just as often as did the meek and delicate.