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All But My Life MAG

By Anonymous

   All But My Life is a very explicit book about one woman and her family's struggle through World War II and the concentration camps. Many times Gerda came inches from death. Yet she remained strong throughout the war and survived. If she hadn't survived, much of what we know about the inside of some of the concentration camps would not have been released.

All But My Life indeed is a great book. I feel it should be read by every high school student. It describes in detail the suffering that many people experienced during the Second World War. Hey, even the title speaks for itself. The Nazis could take everything that belonged to Gerda, even her family, but they didn't take her life..

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i love this !

on Mar. 25 2010 at 8:51 am
Kairi_McEwin GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
“Truth is always stranger than fiction. We craft fiction to match our sense of how things ought to be, but truth cannot be crafted. Truth is, and truth has a way of astonishing us to our knees. Reminding us, that the universe does not exist to fulfill our expectations. Because we are imperfect beings who are self-blinded to the truth of the world’s stunning complexity, we shave reality to paper thin theories and ideologies that we can easily grasp – and we call them truths. But the truth of a sea in all it’s immensity cannot be embodied in one tidewashed pebble.”

I am doing a report on Gerda Weissman, and your review helped a lot!