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The Resource Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany, Eleanor Ramrath Garner

Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany, Eleanor Ramrath Garner

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Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany
Title
Eleanor's story
Title remainder
an American girl in Hitler's Germany
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Ramrath Garner
Title variation
Eleanors story
Title variation remainder
an American girl in Hitlers Germany
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Award
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Older Readers, 2000.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
Review
Gr 6-8-When the author was nine, her parents elected to return to their native Germany, where her father had been offered an attractive job. Though it was 1939 and Hitler had already invaded Czechoslovakia, her family saw only opportunity in their decision. While they were crossing the Atlantic, war was declared andtheir emigration became irrevocable. Garner was not to see America again untilshe was 16. The family members spent much of the war in Berlin and suffered hardships and privations and lived in fear. Yet, it is to Garner's credit thatshe does not make them out to be more heroic than they were. They escaped bombs,bullets, conscription, malnutrition, and molestation. Every member of her immediate family survived the war. This required considerable resourcefulness, occasional bravery, and an extraordinary amount of luck. It is curious that when the author was 13, she stumbled upon the concentration camp at Waldenburg, but didn't mention it to her mother. She says that she wondered, "What is this place?-A prison camp? Who are these people? Are they the ones who work in the factory?" Even as an adult writing this memoir, she doesn't confront thetruth that this was a concentration camp. The writing is pedestrian and somewhatdry and the characters are memorable only for their ordinariness and pettiness.Still, this is a unique survival story that libraries may want to own.-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Biography type
autobiography
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180635
Cataloging source
DLC
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Garner, Eleanor Ramrath
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
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True
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  • Garner, Eleanor Ramrath
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adolescent
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an American girl in Hitler's Germany
Label
Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany, Eleanor Ramrath Garner
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 268 p.
Isbn
9781561451937
Lccn
99022964
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) BRD53562682
  • CARL0623362334
  • (OCoLC)41173538
Label
Eleanor's story : an American girl in Hitler's Germany, Eleanor Ramrath Garner
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 268 p.
Isbn
9781561451937
Lccn
99022964
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) BRD53562682
  • CARL0623362334
  • (OCoLC)41173538

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