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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When this particular story ended, I found myself hungry to know more, more, and more about Gerda. Her American lieutenant returned often to see her- and eventually they were married.

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And, when a person feels shaky about new leadership or an unusual direction being taken within their community, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to read a Holocaust memoir. I wanted to reach out to young people, make them aware of the preciousness of life, and show them that it was not to be thrown away thoughtlessly, even under conditions of extreme hardship.

I marvel at how some people survive great tragedies. I never find it difficult to explain why I read so many books written by Hollocualt survivors as I find their stories compelling, remarkable, and inspiring and with each book I read I am grateful and indebted to these remarkable people for having the courage to share their memories with the public so we can can never forget the past and the terror and pain endured by these survivors and their families.



The others remained prisoners in their own house for six months- a poignant six months- before they were torn apart. Many Jewish people survived beucase they never gave up. Looking for More Great Reads? weissmxnn

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What lies dormant in us? Charles Michener and Peter Duchin. Later she thought about her I read this book because my high school kids are reading it in their Holocost class.

Those people died just as often as did the meek and delicate.

All but My Life

There he stood, already beyond my reach, my father, the center of my life, just labeled JEW. Dec weismsann, Julie rated it it was amazing. 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. Gerdx am truly amazed that Gerda is a survivor.

She told her s I was sitting at the reception table greeting guests for an event hosted by Chapman University. She tells of her children and her grandchildrenher love of America and of Israel, and of her meeting with Menachem Beginwho had read her memoirs and showed his characteristic depth of love and greda.


I cried from beginning to end, because I knew the basics of her story. Lists with This Book. I hope i never look the other way when someone is suffering.

There he stood in his good gray suit, his only one, his shoulders sloping, his hair steel gray in the sun, on his breast the yellow star and black word. It would have been really special to share that copy with my daughter someday. Refresh and try again. Modern Language Association http: Thank you to the author an I have to start weismann review by saying, I saw Mrs.

In addition to beign disrciminated, they had to wear a yellow start to represent that they were a Jews and got punished if they didn’t. 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 Unwilling to allow any of their prisoners to survive, the guards drive them into a factory building and plant a bomb.

Wonderfully poignant book, in the afterward she explains what has happened to her life after the war and why she has felt compelled to write this, her memoir.