Making Bombs for Hitler

Making Bombs for Hitler
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1443119318
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Bombs for Hitler Book Excerpt:

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.

The War Below

The War Below
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781338233025
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War Below Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 2014 by Scholastic Canada under title: Underground soldier.

The War Below

The War Below
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Incorporated
Total Pages: 2
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 1338608339
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War Below Book Excerpt:

This companion novel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler follows a boy who joins the underground Ukrainian resistance in the fight against Hitler. The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out - even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he'll find her again. But first, he must survive. Racing through the woods and mountains, Luka evades capture by both Nazis and Soviet agents. Though he finds some allies, he never knows who to trust. As Luka makes difficult choices in order to survive, desperate rescues and guerilla raids put him in the line of fire. Can he persevere long enough to find Lida again or make it back home where his father must be waiting for him? Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers another action-packed story, inspired by true events, of daring quests and the crucial decisions we make in the face of war.

Underground Soldier

Underground Soldier
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1443124370
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underground Soldier Book Excerpt:

A companion to the award-winning books Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler. Fourteen-year-old Luka works as an Ostarbeiter in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, alongside Lida from Making Bombs for Hitler. Desperate to escape the brutal conditions of the labour camp, he manages to get away by hiding in a truck under a pile of dead bodies. Once free, Luka joins a group of Ukrainian resistance fighters. Caught between advancing Nazis in the west and Soviet troops in the east, they mount guerilla raids, help POW escapees, and do all they can to make life hard for the Nazis and Soviets. After the war, Luka must decide whether to follow Lida to Canada -- or stay in Europe and search for his long-lost mother. Underground Soldier is a companion book to Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler, and a perfect entry point into the series for new readers, as the books can be read in any order.

Winterkill

Winterkill
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781338831429
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winterkill Book Excerpt:

Despite their political differences Nyl, a young Ukrainian farmer, and Alice, a Canadian girl whose father has come to the Soviet Union, struggle to survive the famine-genocide known as the Holodomor, when the forced collectivization of the Ukrainian farms and hard winters led to mass starvation and death.

Stolen Girl

Stolen Girl
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Incorporated
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09
ISBN: 9781338665147
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Girl Book Excerpt:

A companion to Making Bombs for Hitler and The War Below, this novel follows a Ukrainian girl who was kidnapped as a child to be raised by a Nazi family. Nadia is haunted by World War II. Her memories of the war are messy, coming back to her in pieces and flashes she can't control. Though her adoptive mother says they are safe now, Nadia's flashbacks keep coming. Sometimes she remembers running, hunger, and isolation. But other times she remembers living with a German family, and attending big rallies where she was praised for her light hair and blue eyes. The puzzle pieces don't quite fit together, and Nadia is scared by what might be true. Could she have been raised by Nazis? Were they her real family? What part did she play in the war? What Nadia finally discovers about her own history will shock her. But only when she understands the past can she truly face her future. Inspired by startling true events, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers a gripping and poignant story of one girl's determination to uncover her truth.

Trapped in Hitler s Web

Trapped in Hitler s Web
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9781338672589
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trapped in Hitler s Web Book Excerpt:

Maria and her friend Nathan flee their Nazi-occupied Ukrainian town, hoping to earn wages and avoid starvation as foreign workers in Austria, but they are quickly separated and Maria waits out the war as a farm laborer.

Don t Tell the Enemy

Don t Tell the Enemy
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-12-26
ISBN: 1443128392
Category: Families
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Tell the Enemy Book Excerpt:

Krystia's family is hiding Jews from the invading Nazis, but the risks are immense. How much will she risk for her friends? A gripping story based on true events. During the Soviet occupation of Ukraine during World War II, some of Krystia's family are harrassed; others are arrested and killed. When the Nazis liberate the town, they are welcomed with open arms. Krystia's best friend Dolik isn't so sure. His family is Jewish and there are rumours that the Nazis might be even more brutal than the Soviets. Shortly after the Nazis arrive, they discover a mass grave of Soviet prisoners and blame the slaughter on the Jews. Soon, the Nazis establish ghettoes and begin public executions of Jews. Krystia can't bear to see her friends suffering and begins smuggling food into the ghetto. When rumours circulate that the ghetto will be evacuated and the Jews will be exterminated, Krystia must decide if she's willing to risk her own family's safety to save her friends.

Don t Tell the Nazis

Don t Tell the Nazis
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Incorporated
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 9781338713633
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Tell the Nazis Book Excerpt:

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (author of Making Bombs for Hitler) crafts a story of ultimate compassion and sacrifice based on true events during WWII. The year is 1941. Krystia lives in a small Ukrainian village under the cruel -- sometimes violent -- occupation of the Soviets. So when the Nazis march into town to liberate them, many of Krystia's neighbors welcome the troops with celebrations, hoping for a better life. But conditions don't improve as expected. Krystia's friend Dolik and the other Jewish people in town warn that their new occupiers may only bring darker days. The worst begins to happen when the Nazis blame the Jews for murders they didn't commit. As the Nazis force Jews into a ghetto, Krystia does what she can to help Dolik and his family. But what they really need is a place to hide. Faced with unimaginable tyranny and cruelty, will Krystia risk everything to protect her friends and neighbors?

Stolen Child

Stolen Child
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780545986120
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Child Book Excerpt:

Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she starts to uncover the truth--that the German family she grew up with, the woman who calls herself Nadia's mother, are not who they say they are. Beyond her privileged German childhood, Nadia unearths memories of a woman singing her a lullaby, while the taste of gingersnap cookies brings her back to a strangely familiar, yet unknown, past. Piece by piece, Nadia comes to realize who her real family was. But where are they now? What became of them? And what is her real name? This story of a Lebensborn girl--a child kidnapped for her "Aryan looks" by the Nazis in their frenzy to build a master race--reveals one child's fierce determination to uncover her past against incredible odds.

Traitors Among Us

Traitors Among Us
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 9781338754292
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traitors Among Us Book Excerpt:

World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe. Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler. Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst -- or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited in a displaced persons camp. Then another girl accuses the sisters of being Hitler Girls -- people who collaborated with the Nazis. Nothing could be further from the truth; during the horrors of the war, both sisters resisted the Nazis and everything they stood for. But the Soviets, who are now in charge, don't listen to the sisters' protests. Krystia and Maria are taken away and interrogated for crimes they never committed. Caught in a dangerous trap, the sisters must look to each other for strength and perseverance. Can they convince their captors that they're innocent -- or escape to safety before it's too late?

Underground Soldier

Underground Soldier
Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1443128988
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underground Soldier Book Excerpt:

A companion to the award-winning books Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler. Fourteen-year-old Luka works as an Ostarbeiter in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, alongside Lida from Making Bombs for Hitler. Desperate to escape the brutal conditions of the labour camp, he manages to get away by hiding in a truck under a pile of dead bodies. Once free, Luka joins a group of Ukrainian resistance fighters. Caught between advancing Nazis in the west and Soviet troops in the east, they mount guerilla raids, help other POW escapees, and do all they can to make life hard for the Nazis and Soviets. After the war, Luka must decide whether to follow Lida to Canada — or stay in Europe and search for his long-lost mother. Underground Soldier is a companion book to Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler, and a perfect entry point into the series for new readers, as the books can be read in any order.

Unbound

Unbound
Author: Lisa Grekul,Lindy Ledohowski
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1442631090
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbound Book Excerpt:

What does it mean to be Ukrainian in contemporary Canada? The Ukrainian Canadian writers in Unbound challenge the conventions of genre - memoir, fiction, poetry, biography, essay - and the boundaries that separate ethnic and authorial identities and fictional and non-fictional narratives. These intersections become the sites of new, thought-provoking and poignant creative writing by some of Canada's best-known Ukrainian Canadian authors. To complement the creative writing, editors Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski offer an overview of the history of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and an extensive bibliography of Ukrainian Canadian literature in English. Unbound is the first such exploration of Ukrainian Canadian literature and a book that should be on the shelves of Canadian literature fans and those interested in the study of ethnic, postcolonial, and diasporic literature.

Study Guide Student Workbook for Making Bombs for Hitler

Study Guide Student Workbook for Making Bombs for Hitler
Author: John Pennington
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN: 9781978371347
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Student Workbook for Making Bombs for Hitler Book Excerpt:

The Quick Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and providing a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use them to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text. This is a workbook for students to determine the above areas. This is not a study guide, cliff notes, or Teacher's guide.

Good Neighbors Bad Times Revisited

Good Neighbors  Bad Times Revisited
Author: Mimi Schwartz
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-03
ISBN: 1496225759
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Neighbors Bad Times Revisited Book Excerpt:

Mimi Schwartz’s father was born Jewish in a tiny German village thirty years before the advent of Hitler when, as he’d tell her, “We all got along.” In her original memoir, Good Neighbors, Bad Times, Schwartz explored how human decency fared among Christian and Jewish neighbors before, during, and after Nazi times. Ten years after its publication, a letter arrived from a man named Max Sayer in South Australia. Sayer, it turns out, grew up Catholic in the village during the Third Reich and in 1937 moved into an abandoned Jewish home five houses away from where the family of Schwartz’s father had lived for generations before fleeing to America a few months earlier. The two families had never met. Sayer wrote an unpublished memoir about his childhood memories and in Schwartz’s new edition, Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited, the two memoirs talk to each other. Weaving excerpts from Sayer’s memoir and from a yearlong correspondence with him into her book, Schwartz revisits village history from a new perspective, deepening our understanding of decency and demonization. Given the rise of xenophobia, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism in the world today, this exploration seems more urgent than ever.

Wide Is the Gate

Wide Is the Gate
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1504026489
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Is the Gate Book Excerpt:

Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning saga continues as Lanny Budd faces the horrors of Nazi Germany and steps into the fire of the Spanish Civil War Lanny Budd’s dedication to social justice and political action has placed a serious strain on his marriage to his heiress wife, Irma, but as he moves through the 1930s, the international art dealer is unable to turn a blind eye to what is happening in Europe. As the Nazi Party solidifies its power in Germany, Lanny recognizes a golden opportunity to make a difference when his arms dealer father strikes a business agreement with Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler’s second-in-command. Robbie Budd’s alliance with the Luftwaffe commander and Lanny’s art world reputation enable the younger Budd to move easily among the Nazi high command and gather valuable information he can transmit back to those who are dedicated to the destruction of Nazism and Fascism. It is a dangerous—albeit necessary—game that Lanny is playing, and it will carry him from Germany to Spain on a life-and-death mission on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. The fourth installment of an eleven-book series, Wide Is the Gate continues Upton Sinclair’s literary journey through the tumult of the twentieth century. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 3000
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1504052757
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two Book Excerpt:

Books four through six in the Pulitzer Prize–winning series of historical novels about an international spy in the first half of the twentieth century. An ambitious and entertaining mix of history, adventure, and romance, Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Lanny Budd novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller. “Few works of fiction are more fun to read; fewer still make history half as clear, or as human” (Time). In these three novels, as the threat of Nazism grows in the 1930s, Lanny progresses from international art dealer to international spy. Wide Is the Gate: When his arms dealer father strikes a business agreement with Hermann Göring, Lanny uses the opportunity and his art world reputation to move easily among the Nazi high command and gather valuable information he can transmit back to those who are dedicated to the destruction of Nazism and Fascism. He’s playing a dangerous—albeit necessary—game, which will carry him from Germany to Spain on a life-and-death mission on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. The Presidential Agent: In 1937, Lanny’s boss from the Paris Peace Conference—now one of Roosevelt’s top advisors—connects him to the president. Appointed Presidential Agent 103, he embarks on a secret assignment that takes him back into the Third Reich as the Allied powers prepare to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile attempt to avoid war. But Lanny’s motivations are not just political: The woman he loves has fallen into the brutal hands of the Gestapo, and Lanny will risk everything to save her. Dragon Harvest: Lanny has earned the trust of Adolf Hitler and his inner circle, who are convinced the American art dealer is a “true believer” committed to their Fascist cause. But when Roosevelt’s secret agent learns of the Führer’s plans for conquest, his dire warnings to Neville Chamberlain and other reluctant European leaders fall on deaf ears. The bitter seeds sown decades earlier with the Treaty of Versailles are now bearing fruit, and there will be no stopping the Nazi war machine as it rolls relentlessly on toward Paris.

Gray Zones

Gray Zones
Author: Jonathan Petropoulos,John Roth
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN: 1782382011
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gray Zones Book Excerpt:

Few essays about the Holocaust are better known or more important than Primo Levi’s reflections on what he called “the gray zone,” a reality in which moral ambiguity and compromise were pronounced. In this volume accomplished Holocaust scholars, among them Raul Hilberg, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Christopher Browning, Peter Hayes, and Lynn Rapaport, explore the terrain that Levi identified. Together they bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust studies that range from historical analysis to popular culture. While each essay utilizes a particular methodology and argues for its own thesis, the volume as a whole advances the claim that the more we learn about the Holocaust, the more complex that event turns out to be. Only if ambiguities and compromises in the Holocaust and its aftermath are identified, explored, and at times allowed to remain--lest resolution deceive us--will our awareness of the Holocaust and its implications be as full as possible.

Tainted Amber

Tainted Amber
Author: Gabriele Goldstone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-07-05
ISBN: 9781553806141
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tainted Amber Book Excerpt:

It's 1937, and Katya-working as a servant girl on a Trakehner horse estate in East Prussia-dreams of being a writer. One hot June day, with Thomas Mann as her muse, and Minna Epstein as her friend, Katya heads to Rauschen, a spa town on the Baltic. Helmut and David, the estate owner's two sons, accompany them. The foursome pairs off-Minna and Helmut, David and Katya-and things go from peaceful and predictable to dramatic and unsettling. By summer's end, Minna leaves for Vienna, ostensibly, to study acting. The new girl who replaces her-Gretchen-is an avid Nazi supporter. She and Helmut, an aspiring SS recruit, soon become a couple.Meanwhile, David and Katya enjoy riding in the East Prussian countryside. One evening, David has a seizure. According to the 1935 Nuremberg Laws, he must be sterilized. David and Katya struggle to salvage their relationship, while babies seem to crop up everywhere. Katya attends a cousin's baby shower and Gretchen deals with morning sickness. Throughout the story, Minna and Katya exchange letters and Minna finally reveals her own unwanted pregnancy.Breeding Trakehner horses might be an exact science, but breeding perfect Aryans is much more complicated.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 1451677618
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book Excerpt:

Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.