ALL BUT MY LIFE GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN PDF

At times it is difficult to put this book down, and other times it is difficult to pick back up. It is such an amazing memoir I really feel as though I have a whole new definition of survival. Gerda Weissmann Klein. 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, in , Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3,

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At times it is difficult to put this book down, and other times it is difficult to pick back up. It is such an amazing memoir I really feel as though I have a whole new definition of survival.

Gerda Weissmann Klein. 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, in , Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey.

Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of "all but her life.

Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love.

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. It introduces them to last century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome. Army lieutenant liberated Weissmann on May 7, The author of five books, she has received many awards and honorary degrees and has lectured throughout the country for the past forty-five years.

She will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in early

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Aug 01, Buy. Taken from her home in Bielitz, Poland, and sent to German labor camps, Gerda survived and was liberated by American troops. In her memoir, Klein takes audiences on an alarming journey from the comforts of life in Poland to the horrifying concentration camps, reminding readers of the horrific destruction and prejudice during the twentieth century, while also providing a sense of hope for future generations. Available from:.

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SparkNotes is here for you with everything you need to ace or teach! Find out more. As she loses her family members one by one, she is forced to become entirely self-reliant, and only then does her resolute spirit truly become apparent. Most notable about Gerda is her ability to remain optimistic in the face of the Holocaust and despite everything, to focus on the positive aspects of her life. This optimism allows Gerda to make her memoir a tale of love and community set against the backdrop of the horrors of the Holocaust, rather than a tale that focuses on the cruelty that she has endured.

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