All But My Life: A Memoir

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All But My Life: A Memoir Paperback – March 31, 1995
by Gerda Weissmann Klein (Author)- NEW BOOK

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. 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 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey.

Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. 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." By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead.

Product details
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Hill and Wang; Expanded edition (March 31, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0809015803
ISBN-13: 978-0809015801
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces

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