All But My Life Setting & Symbolism

Gerda Weissmann Klein
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Bielitz, Poland

Bielitz is the small village where the Weissmanns live when Poland is conquered by the Nazis.

Poland

The country of Poland was conquered by the Germans in just eighteen days.

Krynica, Poland

Krynica is an elegant summer resort where Gerda and her family enjoyed summer vacations before the invasion.

Sosnowitz, Poland

Sosnowitz is the hometown of Abek Feigenblatt, Gerda's Bielitz suitor and the camp Gerda is taken to after she is separated from her parents.

Auschwitz

Auschwitz is the dreaded city where the old and sick residents of Bielitz are sent to their deaths.

Bolkenhain, Germany

Bolkenhain is the German city where the a new camp is erected. Gerda and Ilse and other young girls from Bielitz are sent here.

Marzdorf

Marzdorf is the location of the women's camp where Gerda contemplated suicide to escape its horrible labor demands.

Landeshut

Landeshut is the women's camp where...

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