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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Now she is walking past the pool, with a Jewish klin, and while there is still laughing coming from the pool, she is no longer able to go in.

All But My Life: A Memoir

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love. Gerda’s personality is similar to weiwsmann, and so many things she said I felt and understood so well. And it had such a sweet romance at the end! It’s probably not helpful to dwell on past injustices, since history is littered with monstrosities–not just German ones. I prayed that I should never be assaulted, for I knew I would strike back, even though I would have to pay for it with life itself.

Gerda had typhus and pneumonia shortly after that, and had sustained severe nerve damage to her feet. So yes, this book is a new favorite.


When this particular story ended, I found myself hungry to know more, more, and more about Gerda. Why did we not run away and hide?

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She suffered a similar horror in the Rwandan Holocaust almost 50 years later. The strength that Gerda had through this long captivity with extreme cruelty and death around her is unreal. He constantly pushes his love in her even though he is rejected. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

That’s about how much my Kati weighs right now, and she’s 9!!! I strongly recommend this book for those interested in learning what actually went on during the Holocaust.

This is one of those books that you just can’t even grasp when you’ve finished. But Gerda only saw him as an older brother. She lost everything, family, friends, and came close to losing her life on many occasions.

She fell in love with the American soldier that helped rescure her and other when liberation came. The train began to creep away. Gerda is a survivor though and fights to stay alive against all odds. Her nineteenth birthday comes, bringing precious presents from her friends: I never felt her bitterness in her account, and that was even sweeter to me. She made up skits,stories and plays for a diversion.

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I was also very excited to hear the author speak at The Morrison Center. Because of his illness the family tried to keep stressful news under klwin. A letter from a family member, deportations that had been postponed, a brother who has manged to escape, a neighbor who wdissmann them food, all of these provide hope.


In the book, you see the young girl, the teenager dealing with unspeakable horror, pain and loss. I am in awe at how some people strengthen and help others at all cost-even their own life and their families life!

A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein. Gerda Weissmann Klein was the special guest. For a minute I wavered. I love that this starts out with her happy family, her brothers, her neighbors, her friends, such a simple life full of hope. I actually think the best part was at the end and her descriptions of the liberation–I was on an airplane and I couldn’t stop myself kleim crying.

I was sitting at the reception table greeting guests for an event hosted by Chapman University. Like I said, I think I’m hooked on these type of books because of the outlook on my life that I come away with.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I have to start this review by saying, I saw Mrs. This would have been a nice addition.

Gerda’s parents were taken to death camps and killed from there along of 3 million other people. Friendships sustain her through illness, deprivation, and brutality, as do occasional scribbled sentences from her brother Artur. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity.