Summary of Gerda Weissmann Klein's All But My Life

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669390519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 19

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was born in 1939, in Bielitz, a town close to the Czechoslovakian border. When I saw people deserting my town, I realized how close we were to the Czechoslovakian frontier. #2 On September 1, the day the war began, I was in my parents’ bedroom watching them. The red glow of the fires outside made Papa look strange and unfamiliar. He spoke to me, telling me to call the family and find out what they were doing. #3 The next morning, the sun was shining brightly in my room. The fall flowers in our garden were in full bloom. The trees were laden with fruit. Everything was as it had always been, and yet, the night before, I had seen something in my parents’ faces that hadn’t been there before. #4 The morning after the invasion, I saw my neighbors celebrating with German soldiers. I did not understand what was happening. I was 15 years old, and I had a strong feeling that our lives were no longer our own, but in the hands of a deadly enemy.

Unbelievable Magic and Miracle of My Life

Author: Addie M. Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 148174349X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 471

View: 4789

My name is Addie and I am the daughter of Queen Elizabeth Henderson, and my mother have ten (10) children that she raise under a very racial white conditions in Memphis Tennessee. So I ran away from the South to the North as a young girl because I wanted my freedom and rights to make my own choices. But when I return back to Memphis Tennessee I brought back with me a ferocity that is unmatched in my family. See my story is a true story about my Negro family in the South. Because I have grow past this slavery and racial white conditions that I was born under in Mississippi at my time of birth, and now I have produce life myself as a Creator on earth, and some of the white peoples have change in the South a lot by initial conditions.

A Map of Hope

Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813526263

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 1004

A collection of seventy-seven extraordinary poems, essays, memoirs, and brief histories that document the ways women writers have spoken out about human rights issues, creating global consciousness and justice. Simultaneous.

How To Get a Life, Vol. 1: Empowering Wisdom for the Heart and Soul

Author: Lawrence Baines, Ph.D.,Daniel McBrayer, Ph.D.

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 0893347582

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 8246

Presented in an easy-to-digest format with an uplifting message, “How to Get a Life” offers individual chapters on the life views of some of the most important and powerful people in history. Written in an engaging style by college professors Lawrence Baines and Daniel McBrayer, each chapter contains a brief biographical sketch with that luminary’s advice for daily living. Take a trip on “How to Get a Life” and learn easy-to-understand advice from some of the world’s greatest thinkers on: # The importance of relationships # How to get over misunderstandings # How to rise above mediocrity # What to do when things go wrong Along with topics ranging from God and the universe, to conceptions of love, sex and death, historical figures featured include: Martin Luther King, Jr., Joseph Campbell, Bill Wilson, Gerda Weissmann Klein, Albert Schweitzer, Oprah Winfrey, Buddha, Leo Buscaglia, Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, Muhammad, Confucius, and Richard of St. Victor

Bearing Witness

Author: Philip Rosen,Nina Apfelbaum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310768

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 1860

A resource guide to first-hand accounts, fiction, poetry, art interpretations, and music by Holocaust victims and survivors.

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

Author: Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies University of Texas at Dallas David Patterson,David Patterson,Alan L. Berger,Sarita Cargas

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 7100

Whether it's a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a common thread runs through the literature of the Nazi Holocaust--a "motif of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity." With that perspective the expert authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature undertake profiling 128 of the most influential first generation authors who either survived, perished, or were closely connected to the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by author, the entries are organized into three primary divisions: (1) an opening section on why the author's work is significant or distinctive; (2) a section containing biographical information, followed by (3) a critical examination of the highlights of the author's work. The Encyclopedia is intended for all students and teachers of the Holocaust, regardless of their levels of learning.

Lying in Wait

Author: Liz Nugent

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241974054

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2496

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller! From the author of the No 1 bestseller SKIN DEEP - out now! 'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.' Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants ... Featured in the Richard and Judy Spring 2017 Book Club 'What an extraordinary novel ... crackles and snaps like a bonfire on a winter's night; you shudder even as you draw closer to it. Spellbinding.' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window 'Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait ... it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph' Stylist 'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah 'Devastating ... exquisitely uncomfortable, utterly captivating' Publishers Weekly 'The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page' Sunday Times 'Clear your diary if you pick up this seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre' Sunday Mirror 'Brilliant plotting ratchets up the tension in this chilling tale of obsessive love, madness and motherhood' Woman & Home 'The wit is sharp and the plot full of punishing twists' The Times Crime Club 'An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page' Irish Times 'Lydia is a Gothic villain for the ages ... a page-turner chock full of lies and betrayals' Kirkus Reviews 'An excellent example of "Domestic Noir" ... excitement and curiosity mount until you realise you can't put the book down. Highly recommended.' Literary Review 'A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller where the tension tightens to near unbearable proportions ... impossible to stop reading. A brilliantly written, stand-out novel.' Marian Keyes 'Deliciously twisted, shot through with dark and acid humour and the denouement is truly chilling.' Sarah Hilary 'Liz Nugent's characters are as unforgettably monstrous as they are believable. A superbly crafted novel and an absorbing portrait of the purest kind of evil.' Jane Casey 'It spoils nothing to tell you now that Lydia and Andrew Fitzsimons have murdered a young prostitute. Read this dark, captivating psychological thriller to find out why.' People Magazine 'I thought it impossible to match the brilliant Unravelling Oliver, but this Liz has done. Not only is her style beautiful, but she keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from page one until the completely unexpected ending. I read Lying in Wait in one sitting. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it.' Amanda Redman 'She writes compellingly, creates posh sociopaths like no-one else and doesn't flinch when the end demands what it demands. Lying In Wait is a story you genuinely should not miss' Rick O'Shea, RTÉ

Rest Here, My Love

Author: Johnny C

Publisher: Johnny C



Page: 44

View: 4554

My emotions have been bled onto the pages and a complete outpouring of grief has been displayed for all to see. I am bare and my armor has been shed. There is no guard up. My psychological ups and downs and emotional swings are available for you to judge. Am I heartbroken or crazy or both? Is it normal to lose your mind when you lose your love? That's up to you the reader to interpret in these writings. It is meant to be heavy, and perhaps difficult, to digest. An exercise in mental fortitude that will hopefully strengthen the resolve of the reader should they conjure the energy to read it through. If you find it churns your stomach, wrenches your heart, or moves your soul - good - that is the point. It is meant to embroil you, stress you, and draw up emotions that we normally lock away and never address. Those very same emotions are what I consider necessary to understand unconditional love. Love is a whirlwind and you should prepare to open your sail into the biggest gusts of air without fear. Read without trepidation.

Living with Secrets

Author: C.M. Larmond

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456701000

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 5958

My greatest hope is that what I put on these pages may help and heal some other young women. Carol was a shy little girl who grew up with a terrible secret. The man her mother took in as her live-in boyfriend and two other male members of her family abused her continuously. Ashamed and full of anger and hate, Carol withdraws herself from her siblings, her childhood friends and the world. When she became pregnant at the tender age of twelve and not knowing what to do she ran away from home. These terrible secrets has taken her into a world wind of depression and she often tries to bury the painful memories and those horrible chapters of her life, Carol lives everyday clinging to the only method of relief that she knows, which is suppressing and re-suppressing those dirty, terrible and haunting memories.