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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Why did we not fight back?

Gerda Weissmann Klein should be read by anyone interested in what the holocaust did to the Jews, especially the young that were able to live through death camps and the death march AND to be able to write about it. She sees the young American lieutenant who liberates her as a gallant hero.

It had helped me to survive, this lovely world that was to be mine when the war was over.

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He did not move. Feb 28, Rachel rated it it was amazing.


I never saw my father again. This is one of those books that you just can’t even grasp when you’ve finished. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The fact that she is one of kelin lucky ones is staggering. She was a very old woman, and small. With Kurt Klein’s love and support the two were married inshe creates from that life a remarkable testimony to the power of love and the magnificence of the human spirit. She suffered a similar horror in the Rwandan Holocaust almost 50 years later.

Need I say more? She has a loving, close family.

The impact is always so much greater when one is reading the words of another’s life, so much more personal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This is a beautiful memoir of a holocaust survivor.


I have to start this review by saying, I saw Mrs. Gerda is deported and sent to various work camps and concentration camps. Please try again later. I particularly loved the the epilogue and how her American life turned out. 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.

This is the last time Gerda sees her brother. Ilse, a childhood friend of mine, once found a raspberry in the concentration camp and carried it in her pocket all day to present to me gerea night on a leaf. Gerda’s struggle back to health is a long one. 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 All But My Life: Even so, the author is excellent at describing the experiences and her own personal feelings.


I just can’t stomach how dark the human heart can be.

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Even though it was sad and depressing to see people die there was still always have to be hope in her survival. Jul 07, Maggie rated it it was amazing. Oct 30, Lisa rated it it was amazing.

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All But My Life: A Memoir

Some of the places and names are muffled, which I believe is a result of faulty recording. When my stomach was empty, I carefully washed the floor. This book was devastating and absolutely riveting.