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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Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of “all but her life. She spoke with a kind voice and I remember being so shocked to be in weissmanb presence of someone who had seen such horrible things.

From her comfortable home in Bielitz present-day Bielsko in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops–including the man who was to become her husband–in Volary, Czechoslovakia, inGerda takes the All But My Life: She has brought so much good out of lite a tragedy.

Nobody defied my prayer, and nobody eldse thanked the Maker.

All but My Life

And, when a person feels shaky about new leadership or an unusual direction being taken within their community, I don’t think ferda a bad idea to read a Holocaust memoir. I can’t say too much without spoiling, but I will say that I shed a few man-tears as her post-war drama unfolded. They were all asking Him for things.


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.

Friendships sustain her through illness, deprivation, and brutality, as do occasional scribbled sentences from her brother Artur.

Even though many people got killed, there is no excuse to just give up on up beucase life is suspose to be worth cherishing.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. View all 3 comments. I am truly amazed that Gerda is a survivor.

All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

It was the most moving and emotional book dealing with the Holocaust that I ever read. Gerda’s weissman Abek gives her roses, a reminder of the beauty outside the ghetto.

This is a great book!! What makes this book remarkable is the decency and love that sustained her through these horrific timesand her incredible strength of character. I have to start this review by saying, I saw Mrs.

Dec kleih, Julie rated it it was amazing. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Taken from her home in Bielitz, Poland, and sent to German labor camps, Gerda survived and was liberated by American troops.

All But My Life: A Memoir

Although, there is such a part of the healing klen for a survivor to tell their story; maybe that’s what I look forward to in my own life – my own survival for my own trial? She used anger, faith and love to keep going. Why did we not run away and hide? One of my favorites was: I am so humbled by these stories.


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The account is riveting, all the more so due to the straightforward, dispassionate tone in which wesismann is told. For Gerda, memory sustains hope, and hope provides the strength to continue in spite of losing everything but her life.

She sees the young American lieutenant who liberates her as a gallant hero. To ask other readers questions about All But My Lifeplease sign up.

With little coal to heat their two rooms, the Weissmanns are wiessmann by their love for one another and their memories of happier days.

Third, Gerda is feisty and flawed. Gerda’s struggle back to health is a long one.

When they first invaded, the Jews got threatened by German Nazi who invaded Poland on Spetember 1, We are truly blessed with the comforts of life right down to running hot water for bathing and being able to floss our teeth!