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.

Author: Saramar Kazrarn
Country: Oman
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 14 February 2010
Pages: 32
PDF File Size: 3.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.22 Mb
ISBN: 312-7-97674-873-3
Downloads: 37361
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Daizil

In the book, you see the young girl, the teenager dealing with unspeakable horror, pain and loss.

ALL BUT MY LIFE by Gerda Weissmann Klein | Kirkus Reviews

I should probably start out by saying that I’m not totally obsessed with WWII, Holocaust, concentration camps, terror, misery and death here it comes Thus, it was hard to make friends beucase many would have to mourn the death of the people they loved for example Suse and Lisel who were friend she made at the camp and died went sent on the death march.

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 never felt her bitterness in her account, and that was even sweeter to me. It was the most moving and emotional book dealing with the Holocaust that I ever read.

Time to read something lighter. Many Jewish people survived beucase they never gave up. In this fascinating volume Gerda Weissmann talks about her experiences during the holocaust from the age of 15 to This one really spoke to me. The copy I read was my mother’s from when she was a girl. Part III of the book opens with Gerda’s liberation on 7 Mayone day before her twenty-first birthday.

  AUO A089SW01 PDF

Paperbackpages. On closing the book, one is left with great admiration for this woman.

Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, I feel more human and life seems more precious. Most of all I loved the way it ends!! Inspired by Your Browsing History. Apr 30, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I first heard about this book from my daughter who is a school teacher in Chicago.

Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of “all but her life. Bill Nye and Corey S.

Again and again I was struck with Gerda’s strength and hope something often pointed out by the people around her, even if she does not always recognize it lite herselfso much so that I could understand why she never really succumbed to the belief that she would perish as so many others had.

This memoir is exemplary. She tells of the welfare of all ggerda are of utmost importance to her ,the abusedthe handicappedthe underprivilegedthe ill.

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. Gerda recieves letters from her friend Erika telling of a family that is trampled in the streets by Nazi Horses and many other horrific stories of what the Nazis are doing outside of her camp. 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.

The story for Gerda continues to get worse as she marches on “Death Marches”where she loses Ilse to the cold and the weariness of her body. Modern Language Association http: She writes her story from the security of a home in Buffalo. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 27, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even though many people got killed, there is no excuse to just give up on up beucase life is suspose to be worth cherishing. Later she thought about her way of praying.



I am humbled by this woman’s optimism, courage and determination. She gives the same smile. A Writer of Our Time. Why did we walk deliberately and obediently into their clutches? 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 journey.

Why did we walk like meek sheep to the slaughter-house? She didn’t know why because she was closer to her Maker at this point than ever. Gerda’s parents were taken to death camps and killed from there along of 3 million other people. I read this book because my high school liffe are reading it in their Holocost class.

I picked it up again, though, and the “happy” ending was a reprieve. I leaned against the tiled wall of the cubicle and vomited while the water ran over me. 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 One of my favorite quotes was: She has brought so much good out of such a tragedy.