All But My Life

Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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A classic of Holocaust literature, Gerda Weissmann Klein's memoir tells the moving story of a young woman's experience as a slave laborer for the Nazis and her miraculous liberation. Gerda was 18 years old when she was taken from her home in Poland and imprisoned for 3 years in a series of German work camps. Meanwhile, her parents died in the ovens of Auschwitz and her brother perished in the interior of Poland. Gerda now lives in Arizona with her husband, Kurt Klein, who helped liberate Gerda from Volary, Czechoslovakia, on May 7, 1945. This moving memoir was the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning documentary One Survivor Remembers.
©1957 Gerda Weissmann Klein (P)1997 FSG, Penguin U.S.A.

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Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1997, Memoir/Biography/Autobiography.

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All time favorite book

This book remains to be my all time favorite: A story of so much tragedy but yet so much hope and strength. The narrator brings Gerda, her family, her friends, and the characters to life and makes the reading/listening experience so much more personal. I’m so grateful for the sharing of this story, which reminds me to cherish every moment shared with family, friends, in freedom and health. Do not miss this opportunity/experience.

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Heart-wrenching

I can't even count how many times I cried from this woman's strength and story.

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Couldn't stop reading/ listening to it

What an amazing book! I could not stop reading or listening to it! She was so brave! I recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about the different types of concentration camps in WW2

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Wonderful story, beautifully read

The only reason for getting this book was because Barbara Rosenblat was the Narrator. I extremely enjoyed The Nazis officers wife which Rosenblat had also narrated. They way she brings these characters to life makes me feels as though I am right there witnessing what was happening. I can't wait to find my next book that she has done.

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Excellent

What an amazing story and what an amazing woman. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

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Very good

It was an amazing story. I am always curious as to what motivates people to survive. What differentiates the leaders from the followers. Gerda makes you feel what was driving her. Such a small person physically can be so large.

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GREAT LISTEN

The story starts off a bit slow, but worth listening to. The ending seemed almost unbelievable. Bless Gerda for sharing her story!

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Great audio book

Very moving story about a young girls experience during the Holocaust through her own eyes.

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All But My Life

A powerfully moving story with excellent narration. I could picture the story as it unfolded..

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Amazing

Simply, I cried numerous times listening to this memior of living as a jewish teenage slave in Nazi Germany all the while knowing she would never see her parents and brother ever again!