All But My Life

All But My Life

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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 by : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : Hill and Wang
Release : 1995-03-31
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781466812420


All But My Life

All But My Life

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Author by : Perfection Learning Corporation
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 2021-02
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 1663605181


All But My Life

All But My Life

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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 by : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1995-03-30
File : 261 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780809024605


World War Ii

World War Ii

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This is a revised and updated edition of Evan Mawdsley's acclaimed global history of World War II. Beginning with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the war's origins lay in a conflict between the old international order and the new and traces its globalisation as it swept through Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The primary focus is on the war's military and strategic history, though also examines the political, economic, ideological and cultural factors which influenced the course of events. The war's consequences are examined too, not only in terms of the defeat of the Axis but also of the break-up of colonial empires and the beginning of the Cold War. Accessibly written and well-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book also includes insightful short studies of the figures, events and battles that shaped the war, as well as fully updated guides to further reading.

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Genre : History
Author by : Evan Mawdsley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-05-31
File : 399 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781108496094


Survivors True Stories Of Children In The Holocaust

Survivors True Stories Of Children In The Holocaust

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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 by : Allan Zullo
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2016-11-29
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781338157369


The Hours After

The Hours After

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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 by : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2000-02-19
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780312273507


The World War Two Reader

The World War Two Reader

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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 by : Gordon Martel
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2004
File : 500 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0415224020


The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

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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 by : Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher : Lawrence Hill Books
Release : 1974
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015024073903


Anything But Simple

Anything But Simple

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Like her grandmother, Lucinda J. Miller wears long dresses and a prayer covering. But she uses a cellphone and posts status updates on Facebook, too. Anything but Simple is the riveting memoir of a young woman’s rich church tradition, lively family life, and longings for a meaningful future within her Mennonite faith. With a roving curiosity and a sometimes saucy tongue, Miller ushers us into her busy life as a young schoolteacher. Book 5 in the Plainspoken series. Hear straight from Amish and Mennonite people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book includes “A Day in the Life of the Author” and the author’s answers to FAQs about the Amish and Mennonites.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Lucinda Miller
Publisher : MennoMedia, Inc.
Release : 2017-07-25
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781513801766


My Life With Bob

My Life With Bob

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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 by : Pamela Paul
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2017-05-02
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781627796323