Eleanor's story: an American girl in Hitler's Germany

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This compelling and evocative story immerses readers in the daily struggles of surviving World War II. Eleanor's Story is the dramatic autobiography of Eleanor Ramrath Garner's youth, growing up as an American caught in World War II Berlin. It's a story of trying to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where her father has been offered a good job. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic, and they cannot return to the United States. Eleanor tries to maintain her American identity as she feels herself pulled into the turbulent life roiling around her. She fervently hopes for an Allied victory, yet for years she must try to survive the Allied bombs shattering her neighborhood. Her family faces separations, bombings, hunger, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy. This compelling story immerses us in the daily struggles of surviving World War II as a civilian. It puts a very human face on the horrors of war and helps us understand that each casualty of war is a person, not a number.
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Grouped Work ID 662588c1-2ccd-812a-36d5-ed6238301e26
Full title eleanor s story an american girl in hitlers germany
Author garner eleanor ramrath
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Garner, Eleanor Ramrath, World War, 1939-1945 -- Chidren -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Juvenile literature, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American -- Juvenile literature
title_display Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany
title_full Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany / Eleanor Ramrath Garner
title_short Eleanor's story :
title_sub an American girl in Hitler's Germany
topic_facet Chidren, Children, Garner, Eleanor Ramrath, World War, 1939-1945