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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Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Gerda’s beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone.

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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. View all 17 comments. Aug 22, Olivia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gerda’s personality klei similar to mine, and so many things she said I felt and understood so well.


Strength, endurance, vision and faith are very clear Kleih of the Founders. Such a touching story of a young woman during the holocaust. Sep 27, Wendy rated it really liked it.


Than they are confronted with the Nazi invasion and things began to change for them very quickly, yet they still held on to little things that provided them with hope. And it had such a sweet romance at the end! I still feel horrible about it. It took the Germans only 8 days to conquer Poland. Puffs of smoke rose. For Gerda this moment begins a new chapter in her life. Such a duel is all the fiercer if the adversaries share the same body.

Than they are confronted with the Nazi invasion and things began to change for them very quic I first heard about this book from my daughter who is a school teacher in Chicago.

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Erika’s love fror her fiancee’ helps Gerda explore her possible feelings for Abek. Even there, their love sustains them. She tells of the welfare of all children are of utmost importance to her ,the abusedthe handicappedthe underprivilegedthe ill. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

All but my life was a good book but it was also very depressing. So many times we are tuaght that the strong survive, the weak perish. 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 describes them as ‘little matchstick girls’drawing on the old fairy tale about the little girl that died in the cold.


Gerda and her mother unravel old clothes, dye them, and knit new kldin to earn money for food.


I first heard about this book from my daughter who is a school teacher in Chicago. Love can triumph This is my all time favorite book because what it did for me during gerea very difficult time in my life.

She used anger, faith and love to keep going.

Her recuperation, marriage to Kurt Klein in and finally, in the epilog, her engagement after the war in Jewish community work and holocaust awareness programs is briefly spoken of. She writes her story from the security of a home in Buffalo. Dec 27, Julie rated it it was amazing. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Open Preview See a Problem? Just as Gerda now uses these memories to appreciate all she has now, I want to remember and appreciate all that I have as well.

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