All But My Life Topics for Discussion

Gerda Weissmann Klein
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What type of business did Gerda's father own in Bielitz? Who was his partner and what happened to this business once the Germans invaded the town?

What did Gerda and her mother do to make money after they were forced to move to their cellar? How did they prefer to be paid for their work and why?

The Jewish people were forced to sew symbols onto their clothing. Describe this symbol and the purpose it served for the Germans.

What gift do Gerda's parents give her for her sixteenth birthday? How does she react and what is the significance of this gift?

Describe the relationship between Gerda and her suitor, Abek. What are Gerda's true feelings for him? Why does she feel guilty about those feelings? What happens to Abek?

Who is Frau Kugler? What position does she have and what role does she play in Gerda's...

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