Making Bombs for Hitler

Making Bombs for Hitler

Book - 2012
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In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child , a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany.

In Stolen Child, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch introduced readers to Larissa, a victim of Hitler's largely unknown Lebensborn program. In this companion novel, readers will learn the fate of Lida, her sister, who was also kidnapped by the Germans and forced into slave labour - an Ostarbeiter.

In addition to her other tasks, Lida's small hands make her the perfect candidate to handle delicate munitions work, so she is sent to a factory that makes bombs. The gruelling work and conditions leave her severely malnourished and emotionally traumatized, but overriding all of this is her concern and determination to find out what happened to her vulnerable younger sister.

With rumours of the Allies turning the tide in the war, Lida and her friends conspire to sabotage the bombs to help block the Nazis' war effort. When her work camp is finally liberated, she is able to begin her search to learn the fate of her sister.

In this exceptional novel Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers a powerful story of hope and courage in the face of incredible odds.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781443107303
Branch Call Number: SKR
Characteristics: 186 pages ; 20 cm


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Mar 23, 2017

I should really have read this book before Stolen Child, but I guess either way works. In a war-torn country under Hitler's rule, children are placed under supervision to make bombs in a factory. Lida is a Ukrainian girl who is determined to find out what happened to her sister, all the while trying to survive in her own harsh surroundings. She and her friends are truly inspirational in which they try to sabotage the bombs that they are making, to stop destruction. This story is really a reflection on what many in dark times had to go through, and it really pulls on your heart strings. The sorrow will really change how you view aspects in life, that we so frequently take for granted. 4/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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