All But My Life by by Gerda Weissman Klein MAG

February 24, 2009

Imagine this: one morning you awake in your cozy suburban home to the loud sounds of destruction from outside. You look to see that tanks are destroying everything in their path and soldiers are taking your neighbors from their homes. You hear a knock at your door and realize that you are next. You are separated from your family and put in the back of a truck with people you don’t know. You are on your way to a camp – not the campground where you and your family go in the summer but a place where you will be locked up and may soon be added to a mass grave.

It’s hard to imagine this, but to actually experience it is something most of us can’t even begin to contemplate. But someone did live through this horrible scenario; her name is Gerda Weissman Klein.

Gerda was only a teenager during the Holocaust, when she lost her home, her friends and even worse, her family. After many years of torture, Gerda was finally rescued. Now you can read her excellent best-selling book, All But My Life, a real-life story of her six years in the concentration camps and liberation by American troops, one of whom later becomes her husband. You won’t be able to set this book down once you start reading.

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on May. 22 2012 at 12:37 pm
Meganheu SILVER, West Chester, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
look fear in the eye and saddle up anyway.



1)say your name 10 times

2)say your mom's name 5 times

3)say your crush's name 3 times

4)paste this on 4 other posts. if you do this your crush will kiss you on the nearest friday. if you don't do this after reading this you will get bad luck

send this to 4 other post in 143 minutes when done pre... this is soo cool it happen to me

emmgr2 GOLD said...
on Mar. 17 2012 at 10:31 am
emmgr2 GOLD, Purcellville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant"- Robert Louis Stevenson

I read this book - really great writing. Excellent review! The only thing I'd suggest is adding a few details in the body, but I liked the hook at the beginning and the concrete end.

on Feb. 2 2012 at 10:52 pm
It's on my Books to read list- thanks!

on Dec. 20 2011 at 4:38 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Nice job on the review~ You got me interested. I've put All But My Life on my list.

boss said...
on Nov. 28 2011 at 12:06 pm
i personally think this book was gorgeoyus(; muaaah

MakenzieMae said...
on May. 11 2011 at 9:10 am
Your gonna get to meet Gerda?! Thats amazing! haha

on Nov. 19 2010 at 2:50 pm
TheSorcerersStone GOLD, Wayne, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

--Sirius Black

Oh, come on. Constructive criticism only! If you're going to post a comment like this, make it seem a little more positive by pointing out the good things, like the creative writing strategy, and then bring out what you think can be improved and how.

on Nov. 19 2010 at 2:46 pm
TheSorcerersStone GOLD, Wayne, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

--Sirius Black

Gerda Weissman is my hero! Phenomonal job!

I Read This said...
on Jun. 18 2010 at 6:11 am
i read this book, and her name is Gerda Weissmann Klein. And she lived in her house with her whole family for a few years in the basement. She was sent to labor camps, not concentration camps. It's a good book. Did you read this a long time ago or something? Because your summary isn't very accurate. 

marun said...
on Mar. 22 2010 at 6:47 am
Thanks for your help

on Dec. 2 2009 at 6:37 pm
wickedreader BRONZE, Warmister, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.-- Dalai Lama

I read this in English class and I loved it. Great review. Very interesting to read.

on Nov. 10 2009 at 4:52 pm
rAinDroPsdRip SILVER, Fairfield, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"never give up on something you cant go a day withouth thinking about\\\" \\\"carpe diem\\\"

My english class is reading this book...i love it!! it is so so good, and we are gonna get to meet gerda

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Apr. 19 2009 at 1:02 am
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

Wow, I didn't know she had written a book, now I have to read it. This year when my Social Studies class was studying the Holocaust, she watched a video interview with her. Gerda Weissman Klein is an amazing woman!

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