All But My Life Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Gerda Weissmann Klein
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Part 1: Chapters 1 and 2

• ALL BUT MY LIFE is Gerda Weissmann Klein's story of survival in Nazi inhabited Germany during World War II.

• As the Germans enter Poland, Gerda's neighbors cheer.

• She cannot understand why no one is standing up for the Jews.
• It only takes the Nazis 18 days to conquer Poland.

• There are stories of Jewish men being led off by Nazis and then killed.
• Arthur, Gerda's brother is extremely depressed and goes to visit his girlfriend. At her house, he finds her family dog slain and laying on their front porch.

• It is a harbinger of what is to come.

Part 1: Chapters 3 and 4

• In October, the family learns that all men between 16 and 50 must register.

• The family tries not to believe the rumors that many men are killed in the work camp established outside of town.
• Arthur must leave for the camp. He gives Gerda a piece...

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