By Eleanor Ramrath Garner
A COMPELLING AND EVOCATIVE tale that immerses readers within the day-by-day struggles of surviving global warfare II. Eleanor's tale is the dramatic autobiography of Eleanor Ramrath Garner's early life, growing to be up as an American stuck in international conflict II Berlin. it is a tale of attempting to continue balance, wish, and identification in a global of terror and contrasts. in the course of the nice melancholy, whilst she is 9, Eleanor's kinfolk strikes from her liked the United States to Germany, the place her father has been provided an exceptional task. yet warfare breaks out as her kinfolk is crossing the Atlantic, they usually can't go back to the us. Eleanor attempts to take care of her American identification as she feels herself pulled into the turbulent existence roiling round her. She fervently hopes for an Allied victory, but for years she needs to try and live on the Allied bombs shattering her local. Her kinfolk faces separations, bombings, starvation, the ultimate fierce conflict for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy. This compelling tale immerses us within the day-by-day struggles of surviving global warfare II as a civilian. It places a truly human face at the horrors of conflict and is helping us needless to say every one casualty of warfare is anyone, now not a bunch.
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He took us to see the imposing medieval churches that dotted the area, including the Dom, the Berlin Cathedral and the thirteenth-century Marienkirche, Saint Mary’s Church. Their spires towered over us. I loved visiting the Tiergarten, which had once been a royal game and hunting preserve. It contained bridle paths, a small lake with ducks, and a meandering stream. Siegesallee, Victory Avenue, cut through the middle of the park and led to a towering pillar crowned by a gold statue of Winged Victory that glistened in the sun.
Those are the Schutzstaffel, or the SS, troops in black,” he explained to me. “The Sturmabteilung, Hitler’s bodyguards, are wearing brown. The men in gray are field soldiers, and those are Hitler Youth in black shorts and brown shirts. ” To me the men’s stiff faces and formal strides always seemed out of place on these peaceful Sunday strolls. When the soldiers strutted by in their shiny black boots, an uneasiness crept over me as if I had done 3 / Early Days in Berlin 29 something wrong and was about to get caught.
Nothing was more exciting on a rainy afternoon than exploring the chests that belonged to Annemarie’s opera Ömi. They were filled with elegant velvet and satin gowns, flowered hats, soft feathery wraps, delicate ivory-handled fans, and beaded purses. And over everything lingered a faint scent of roses. We tried on the gowns and hats and admired ourselves in an oval, full-length mirror. Ever since I had seen my first opera, I had secretly wanted to be an opera singer. I couldn’t hold a tune, but when I dressed in one of those elegant gowns and played a record of famous arias on the Victrola, I mouthed the words in front of the mirror and became a diva.