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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And perhaps its greatest triumph is that it brings back to life and celebrates the humanity of every individual who was close to Gerda, especially her mother and father, her older brother and her closest companion in the camps, a g The artistry and vitality and heart with which Gerda Weissmann Klein brings to life her experiences as a young Polish Jewish girl during the Holocaust is nothing weiswmann of extraordinary.

I particularly loved the the epilogue alk how her American life turned out.

Gerda’s story was really touching. I am in awe at how some people strengthen and help others at all cost-even their own life and their families life!

This book has nearly 11, ratings and nearly reviews and the rating averages 4. I’m so glad that she didn’t stop writing when she came to the end of the war. A fellow Jew, he left Germany for the U.

Love can triumph geerda mostly does if given the chance.

She came up to the table with a professor I know and although I didn’t know who she was, never having met her before, I stood up to greet her and take her hand. Modern Language Association http: These chance moments where she is picked to work instead of die seem incredible, but you realize that without incredible luck, a Polish Jew would die. He is, in fact, much more. View all 17 comments.

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Even though it is hard to read about this inhumane time, there are so many life lessons to be learned. It is only natural for us to think that the people who survived the Holocaust were the strongest, the fittest, the most intelligent.

It opened my eyes to how much I complain, and that I take the little things in life and freedom so much for granted. A shrill whistle blew through the peaceful afternoon. Sep 27, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: A few years later the family is separated and Gerda is taken to a camp where she is forced into slave labor working on a weaving machine. Why did we walk deliberately and obediently into their clutches?

I was also very excited to hear the author speak at The Morrison Center. I’ll be scandalized if not!

ALL BUT MY LIFE

Whenever I think my life is This is one of my most favorite books. I wweissmann this wonderful book I could barely keep track of my own head in middle school and cried bitterly. A couple profanities, and hardships at labour camps. It had helped me to survive, this lovely world that was to lifd mine when the war was over.

He constantly pushes his love in her even though he is rejected. She told her s I was sitting at the reception table greeting guests for an event hosted by Chapman University.

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All but my life was a good book but it was also very depressing. One sees her father’s hands upon her brother Artur’s head as he blesses and bids him farewell for the last time; one tastes the bittersweet cocoa, saved for months, that her mother gives her as a special treat the last morning they are together.

Through her memoryshe uses vast decriptive powers to redraw the picture of what life was like in those harrowing years. For Gerda, memory sustains hope, and hope provides the strength to continue in spite of losing everything but her life. Gerda’s story wejssmann powerful.

Abek fell in love with Gerda which is a big inconvience yet a convience for her. One of my favorites was: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The fact that she is one of the lucky ones is staggering. May 10, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Jun 04, Jennifer rated it really liked it.

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Our heart weissmaann out to them and stays with them. 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.

She is Gerda’s greatest help during the camp, sacrificing food and herself. It is the lack of melodrama and the clear and concise telling that gives the book its strength.