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All yet My Life is the unforgettable tale of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a sufferer of Nazi cruelty. From her cozy domestic in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her astounding survival and her liberation via American troops--including the guy who used to be to turn into her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying trip.

Gerda's serene and idyllic early life is shattered while Nazis march into Poland on September three, 1939. even if the Weissmanns have been approved to reside for it slow within the basement in their domestic, they have been ultimately separated and despatched to German hard work camps. Over the following few years Gerda skilled the sluggish, inexorable stripping away of "all yet her life." by way of the tip of the struggle she had misplaced her mom and dad, brother, domestic, possessions, and group; even the valuable acquaintances she made within the exertions camps, with whom she had shared such a lot of hardships, have been useless.

Despite her scary studies, Klein conveys nice power of spirit and religion in humanity. within the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her younger buddies be able to create a group of friendship and love. even if stripped of the essence of lifestyles, they have been in a position to continue to exist the barbarity in their captors. Gerda's fantastically written tale supplies a useful message to every person. It introduces them to final century's negative background of devastation and prejudice, but deals them wish that the consequences of hatred should be overcome.

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