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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This one really spoke to me. This is a memoir but because of the narrative skill of the author it reads like the most gripping of novels.


She tells egrda the welfare of all children are of utmost importance to her ,the abusedthe handicappedthe underprivilegedthe ill. Love can triumph and mostly does if given the chance. Those people died just as often as did the meek and delicate. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

All but her life. She writes so well and she organises her material with such deft architectural skill. Part III of the book opens with Gerda’s m on 7 Mayone day before her twenty-first birthday.


Gerda as one of the victim was sent out of her own country. I am humbled by this woman’s optimism, courage and determination. She tells of three years in a labour campklwin three years of a forced winter march from Poland to Czechoslovakia.

Abek was also another help although a pain at times too. The circumstances of each story may be similar, but e “You are lucky mother. Each approaches reintegration into normal life bkt too. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It was a wonderful surprise. I had to put it down for a while to regain perspective: The impact is always so much greater when one is reading the words of another’s life, so much more personal.

I still feel horrible about it. Gerda’s story was really touching. 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. Gerda was a teenager when the Germans invaded Poland. Why did we not run away and hide?

She also writes of how the events of the holocaust years she lived throughstill periodically haunt her. Quotes from All But My Life.

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Soon the family is torn apart. Nov 03, Dem rated it really liked it.

This is one of those books that you just can’t even grasp when you’ve finished. Like I said, I think Weiesmann hooked on these type of books because of the outlook lifee my life that I come away with. One of the parts that really made me think was toward the end of the book when they were forced to march with little or no food and in very cold conditions.


I didn’t want to make anybody happy. I think, though, that it is because I experience my life – my comfortable, easy life – so much more richly when I see how others have suffered and survived. Looking for More Great Reads?

Lifr was her father’s insistence on a warm June geerda that she take her winter sky boots with her that saved her during the forced winter march a few years later-many of the girls there died for lack of footwear.

For a minute I wavered. She stated how she stopped praying to God. View all 3 comments. This was a favorite book from middle school. I am so humbled by these stories. How does this type of horror happen? A letter from a family member, deportations that had been postponed, a brother who has manged to escape, a neighbor who brings them food, all of these provide hope. He did not wave.