Over fifty years ago, Gerda Weissmann clung to life and the end of a 350-mile death march that took her from a slave labor camp in Germany to the Czech border. On May 7, 1945, the American military stormed the area, and among the first soldiers to approach Gerda was Kurt Klein. A great love had begun. By September they were engaged. Forced to separated just weeks after liberation and hours after their engagement, Gerda and Kurt began a correspondence that lasted until their reunion and wedding in Paris a year later. Their poignant letters reflect upon the horrors of war and genocide, but above all, upon the rapture and salvation of true love.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.68(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.07(d)|
About the Author
Gerda Weissman Klein and Kurt Klein lecture frequently and have written extensively about their experiences during the Holocaust. Gerda Weissman Klien is the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary One Survivor Remembers. Kurt Klein's story was featured in the PBS series American and the Holocaust. The Kleins have been married for more than fifty years and live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation (www.kleinfoundation.org) creates the opportunity for young people to understand the world and translate that understanding into positive action. This non-profit, public foundation promotes education which teaches tolerance and respect for others, and encourages community service focusing on ending hunger.
A very meaningful understanding of what happened to Gerda and Kurt immediately after her liberation. They are two outstanding human beings and by sharing their 'story' teach us all many lessons.
'The Hours After' is a soaring testament to love's power to transcend the worst tribulations imaginable. The Kleins' letters to each other during a year-long separation following World War II, during which she had been interned in Hitler's death camps, are an eloquent record of the difficult transitions from war to peace made by individuals and societies alike.