Eleanor Ramrath Garner's best-selling memoir about her years spent as a young US citizen trapped in Nazi Berlin during World War II has been transformed into a performance which will be put on in Victor Harbor on Thursday, February 27.
Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany is the adaptation created by Eleanor's granddaughter Ingrid Garner, and follows nine-year-old Eleanor's journey from the US to Germany.
Her family made the move to find work during the Depression, but the war breaks out as they are crossing the Atlantic, and heading home becomes impossible.
The story details the struggles of hunger fascist oppression, bombings, the nal erce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy, along with the battle to maintain hope and identity.
The one-person performance, by Ingrid, is complemented by sound and images, taking the audience along Eleanor's harrowing journey.
Eleanor's Story will be performed at Victor Harbor Town Hall at 1pm and 6.30pm on February 27.