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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerda Weissmann Klein Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat, Introduction by Gerda Weissmann Klein Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 2/14/2014

    " Excellent book but emotionally exhausting to read. Makes you incredibly grateful for what you have yet depressed over the evil that happens in this world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Haven | 2/13/2014

    " I first read this book for my 9th grade English class, but have re-read it once a year since. Written by Gerda Klein, she gives you her first hand account of the Holocaust. Very moving and powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurtamyd | 2/11/2014

    " The author survived the holocost as a young woman, and wrote her painful memoires in a way that really takes you into her life and times. This book will break and warm your heart by the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Carr | 2/6/2014

    " Several years ago I heard the author of this book speak at a conference at BYU. I remember leaving her presentation filled with true admiration and awe for this remarkable woman. This book is a memoir of her childhood and its abrupt end with the invasion of the Nazis in Poland. It follows her years living in concentration camps and culminating with a horrific death march across Germany where she is eventually rescued by an American soldier who will come to play a very significant role in her life. In the tradition of Carrie Ten Boom, what could be a bitter, horrible story is actually a story of love, forgiveness, and dignity. It is a life-changing book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 2/6/2014

    " She came to speak at my college, and it was very moving. I had forgotten that I read this book shortly after hearing her speak, but it was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/1/2014

    " This book kept my attention but as a reader I wanted to know more than she told. I felt the story was vague. Towards the end I realized the reason for the vagueness was that the story was too hard to tell. To never really know what happened to your loved ones, to even know if they are dead or alive. Heart wrenching.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/28/2014

    " Powerful book. I was truely an amazing story of what this woman went through at such a young age. She faced so many challenges and overcame them all. Fasinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 1/20/2014

    " Great book. Gerda makes amazing use of her English skills with this memoir. I laughed, I was in tears, and could almost feel like I was there with her during the entire story. Incredible author with an even more incredible story of strength. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maeve ~Bad Wolf~ | 10/31/2013

    " I know this sounds cruel, but Gerda got off pretty well compared to some other memoirs I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Fuhrman | 9/4/2013

    " An amazing book following the life of young Gerda from the beginning of the war in her hometown in Poland through various work and concentration camps and her liberation after surviving a death march to Czechoslovakia. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liana Stone | 9/2/2013

    " Holocaust story- I cannot put them down. I havent mentioned all in here, because I have MANY. A good perspective "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ღmrs. Jemmingsღ | 7/26/2013

    " This is the best book I have ever read. I think everyone should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/10/2013

    " Really great book. Well written and engaging subject matter: Holocaust from perspective of Polish Jewish teen/young woman. Nice complement to one of my favorites, The Hiding Place, memior of middle-aged, Dutch Christian woman. All But My Life is one of my new favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riley Peek | 3/30/2013

    " This book was actually a required reading for my Advanced Comm Arts class, so I automatically didn't like it because I was forced to read it. I know that sounds stupid, but I wasn't that interested in the book. Sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 11/16/2012

    " GREAT read. WOW do we have great lives living in freedom of America. This book made me appreciate all that I have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaelawhalea | 8/28/2012

    " This book is very sad. The fact that it is a memoir really increased the shock factor. Definitely recommend it to people who are curious about the Holocaust. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 5/6/2012

    " A "couldn't put it down" kind of read. She breaks down her story into four parts - life leading into occupation, work camp, death march and finally liberation. These are stories we need to know and remember. Her perspective on survival, happiness and hope for the future is inspiring. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 4/7/2012

    " This book is amazing, I read it twice. This womens journey through such a horrific time in history will blow you away. It is a true testament to the human spirit...I loved this book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/29/2012

    " Interesting. Very upsetting but uplifting at the same time. The story of a girl in the concentration camps in World War II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2012

    " Another story about the strength of the human spirit during WWII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oliver Hazan | 11/10/2011

    " First-rate holocaust memoir from a young girl who suffered in a succession of labor camps, and especially during the death marches, before marrying her liberator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elh52 | 10/22/2011

    " I'm on about page 80. It's a short book. Unfortunately, I have not gotten over what happened to her brother back on page 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V | 9/2/2011

    " A really engrossing memoir about Klein's experiences during the Holocaust, including her deportation to labor camps and her ultimate liberation. Very moving and incredible story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Dransfield | 8/13/2011

    " Such detailed sorrow. The horrors of the holocaust continue to break my heart! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia States | 5/17/2011

    " I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. It was very humbling, and rather incredible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/10/2011

    " I personally love true stories and this book just hit me in my soul i loved the book yet wanted to cry at the same time it was a very gripping story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 4/12/2011

    " How were they able to survive?....and how cruel people can be.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle | 4/5/2011

    " Through a series of miracles this teenage girl survives the death camps of WWII and lives to write a memoir about her experience. I am very thankful for the smallest of blessings. Amazing woman and a good author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 4/5/2011

    " read in english class. not really one of my favorite books. but I thought it was okay "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/28/2011

    " Heartwrenching but beatiful story about triumph over tragedy during the Holocaust. Brief love story involved as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 3/19/2011

    " A sad story but told with courage and hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaelawhalea | 3/4/2011

    " This book is very sad. The fact that it is a memoir really increased the shock factor. Definitely recommend it to people who are curious about the Holocaust. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/21/2011

    " A great memoir. She did an excellent job writing this book. Another amazing story of the struggles they all went through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/21/2011

    " Gerda Weissmann survived Nazi Germany living in work camps and concentration camps. An incredible story of a woman who refused to die. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 2/17/2011

    " Incredible book; gives a lot more details than the documentary. The strength of this woman is amazing. She just received the Medal of Freedom from Pres. Obama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/7/2011

    " Heartbreaking to read about losing her family but a classic example of how the worst of tragedies can bring out the best of humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fern | 1/25/2011

    " I really liked the portrayal of the Holocaust in this story and the positive aspect to it. One of the better books about the Holocaust "

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About the Author
Author Gerda Weissmann Klein

Gerda Weissmann Klein was born in Bielsko, Poland, in 1924, and now lives in Arizona. Her husband, Kurt Klein, as a US Army lieutenant liberated Weissmann on May 7, 1945. The author of five books, she has received many awards and honorary degrees and has lectured throughout the country for the past forty-five years. Kurt and Gerda are the authors of The Hours After: Letters of Love and Longing in War’s Aftermath. One Survivor Remembers, winner of an Emmy Award and the Academy Award for documentary short subject, was based on All but My Life.