Gerda Weissman Klein is a gift you give yourself. -- Rita Schaefer; President, McDougal Littell
The words of inspiration, wisdom & love provided by Gerda have given us the hope to carry on. -- Frank DeAngelis; Principal, Columbine High School
You help us transcend the terror of night and fog, to see where no other lantern shines. -- DePaul University
About the Author
Gerda Weissmann Klein is a Holocaust survivor. She is the author of All But My Life, in print for 40 years in 40 editions, which has attained the status of a classic, The Hours After: Letters of Love and Longing in War’s Aftermath, The Blue Rose, Promise of a New Spring, and A Passion for Sharing, which earned its author the Valley Forge Freedom Award. In 1996, Klein was one of five women to receive the prestigious international Lion of Judah award in Jerusalem. More recently, she was featured on the cover of a McDougall-Littel educational textbook, The Americans, alongside such other notable figures as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf. Klein’s constant striving for the preservation of human rights and dignity has earned her five Doctorates of Humane Letters, along with countless other awards. Her recent television appearances include 60 Minutes, Oprah, and CBS Sunday Morning.