All But My Life

  • by Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Gerda Weissmann Klein - introduction
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

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


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Customer Reviews

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

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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- Jeanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio