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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Such a touching story of a young woman during the holocaust. It gives me a renewed sense of well-being, humanity, tolerance, strength and hope. Gerda’s serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, Gerda Weissmann Klein was the special guest.

The fact that she is one of the lucky ones is staggering. Gerda Travels alone until she is finally liberated by American soldiers, one of which, Kurt Klein becomes her husband.

When they invaded they tooks Jews gold, autmobiles, bicycles, and radios.

Ilse, her best friend, dies in her arms. Bht though it is hard to read about this inhumane time, there are so many life lessons to be learned. For Gerda this moment begins a new chapter in her life. In Heaven, it met with the other prayer that had liffe for just the contrary. It is unlike all of the other Holocaust memoirs I have read, perhaps because it is the first in which a female sur Perhaps it is a sense of morbidity that leads me to read the most heartbreaking memoirs.


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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 gerxa of the human spirit. It does not detonate, therefore Gerda’s life is spared once more. Nothing but our lives.

I was so interested in her life that i looked up the documentary done on her in called ” One survivor remembers” a well done one from HBO. Gerda’s parents were taken to death camps and killed from there along of 3 million other people. Aug 01, Buy.

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And it had such a sweet romance at the end! The documentary was very good But this is not true.

Yet no matter grrda great her suffering, Gerda never chooses to bury her heart. There is a presence to her that reached out and touched my soul. It’s painful to read–just as “Night” or “The Hiding Place” are.

All But My Life

Some of the places and names are muffled, which I believe is a result of faulty recording. At an age where she was most interested in finding a mate, she was prevented from doing so by a genocide — yet it’s clear that this very human need is always at the back and sometimes in the front of her mind. He did not move. It is only natural for us to think that the people who survived the Holocaust were the strongest, the fittest, the most intelligent.


Then I understood the cause of my sadness. The circumstances of each story may be similar, but each individual author struggles against despair in his or her own way. Our heart goes out to them and stays with them. Whenever I think my life is hard, or I feel overwhelmed, or even discouraged, I just remember the Holocaust. A young childhood quickly changed, I remember one passage that really brought this home for me.

All But My Life: A Memoir

There were several notable quotes. She told her story, this story, at the dinner and it brought most of us to tears. Weissman hope i never look the other way when someone is suffering.