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. 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. 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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Gerda had typhus and pneumonia shortly after that, and had sustained severe nerve damage to her feet. 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.

It would have been really special to share that copy with my daughter someday. It’s probably not helpful to dwell on past i It’s painful to read–just as “Night” or “The Hiding Place” are. Her nineteenth birthday comes, bringing precious presents from her friends: Who could kill a child?

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May 31, Gary rated it it was amazing. She reads the book slowly; giving the events the gravity they merit. The trials I have endured are nothing compared to this story. 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”” My mom wouldn’t let me read Night yet which of course I immediately stole off the bookshelf and devoured so I started with this.


All But My Life

The author held on to life through memories of her family and the vow she made to her father to never give up on her life. What I liked was the way the author portrayed herself.

I am humbled by this woman’s optimism, courage and determination. Even when Gerda is separated from her parents, their love continues to protect her.

Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. Apparently the documentary of this book had been sent to many of the school in the city. He did not move. She spends her life teaching about tolerance and bringing this message weissmannn middle and high schools where it needs to be heard the most.

What makes this book remarkable is the decency and love that sustained her through these horrific timesand her incredible strength of character.

View all 5 comments. Like Anne Frank ‘s Diarythe book is a classic of Holocaust literature. I don’t permit myself many Holocaust memoirs.

Unwilling to allow any of their prisoners to survive, the guards drive them into a factory building and plant a bomb. Soon it was hard for them to keep the news secret when the Nazi’s invade akl and separate the families.

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She tells of her camps siters IllseLiesl and Suse none of whom survived-the last dying only moments after being liberated by American forces.

Jan 04, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are all similar, different, excellent, and horrifying. I’m so glad that she didn’t stop writing when she came to the end of kleij war. I picked it up again, though, and the “happy” ending was a reprieve. Lists with This Book. I never saw my father again. But Gerda only saw him as an older brother.

She writes so well and she organises her material with such deft architectural skill. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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It’s painful to read–just as “Night” or “The Hiding Place” are. Bill Nye and Corey S. Sep 21, Nanci kllein Suffren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 Gerda is a survivor though and fights to stay alive against all odds.

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