All But My Life

All But My Life

All But My Life

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. 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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : Hill and Wang
Release : 1995-03-31
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781466812420


All But My Life

All But My Life

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Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 2021-02
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1663605181


All But My Life

All But My Life

A Polish Jew records her experiences and struggle for survival in Nazi work camps and during a thousand-mile forced march

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1995-03-30
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 9780809024605


World War Ii

World War Ii

The World in 1937 -- Japan and China, 1937-1940 -- Hitler's Border Wars, 1938-1939 -- Germany Re-fights World War I, 1939 fights World War I,1939-1940 -- Wars of Ideology, 1941-1942 -- The Red Army versus the Wehrmacht, 1942-1944 -- Japan's Lunge for Empire, 1941-1942 -- Defending the Perimeter: Japan, 1942-1944 -- The 'World Ocean' and Allied Victory, 1939-1945 -- The European Periphery, 1940-1944 -- Wearing down Germany, 1942-1944 -- Victory in Europe, 1944-1945 -- End and Beginning in Asia, 1945 -- Conclusion.

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Genre : History
Author : Evan Mawdsley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-04-30
Total Pages : 411 Pages
ISBN : 9781108496094


Survivors True Stories Of Children In The Holocaust

Survivors True Stories Of Children In The Holocaust

Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust.These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Allan Zullo
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2016-11-29
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781338157369


The Hours After

The Hours After

The love letters of Gerda and Kurt Klein, revealing one of the greatest love stories ever told. Over fifty years ago, Gerda Weissmann was barely alive at the end of a 350-mile death march that took her from a slave labor camp in Germany to the Czech border. On May 7, 1945, the American military stormed the area, and the first soldier to approach Gerda was Kurt Klein. She guided him to her fellow prisoners who lay sick and dying on the ground, and quoted Goethe: "Noble be man, merciful and good." Perhaps it was her irony, her composure, her evident compassion in the face of tragedy, that struck Kurt Klein. A great love had begun. Forced to separate just weeks after liberation and hours after their engagement, Gerda and Kurt began a correspondence that lasted until their reunion and wedding in Paris a year later. Their poignant letters reflect upon the horrors of war and genocide, but above all, upon the rapture and salvation of true love.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2000-02-19
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780312273507


The World War Two Reader

The World War Two Reader

This comprehensive reader provides an overview of research in the study of the Second World War and includes chapters by some of the best known and most innovative scholars working today. It gives attention to the fighting of the war throughout the world.

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Genre : History
Author : Gordon Martel
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 538 Pages
ISBN : 0415224020


The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Brief text and black and white photographs explain how Jenny is different from other girls and why she needs more love and understanding.

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Genre : Children with disabilities
Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : Lawrence Hill Books
Release : 1974
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015024073903


My Life With Bob

My Life With Bob

People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • LitHub.com Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer • Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading • Warby Parker Blog Book Pick • Google Talks • Harper’s Bazaar • Vogue •The Washington Post • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Salon • The Atlantic Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years – carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk – reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It’s about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It’s about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It’s about how we make our own stories.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Pamela Paul
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2017-05-02
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781627796323


All My Life For Sale

All My Life For Sale

One day John Freyer decided to sell everything he owned on the internet. He invited his friends over to tag all the possessions in his apartment, and he systematically put them up for sale on eBay. An unopened box of taco shells, half a bottle of mouthwash, almost all of his clothes, his records, his sideburns (in a plastic bag), his family's Christmas presents (not yet given), furniture- John didn't let sentiment or utility stand in his way. Soon his belongings were sold all over the world, with a bag of Porky's BBQ Pork Skins making its way to Japan, and a chair ending up in the Museum of Modern Art. With almost all the objects in his life now gone, he started the second phase of his journey- to visit his onetime possessions in their new homes.

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Genre : Internet auctions
Author : John Freyer
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 210 Pages
ISBN : 0747563020