Making Bombs for Hitler

Making Bombs for Hitler Lida thought she was safe Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away but Lida is not Jewish She will be fine won t she But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II Lida s parents

  • Title: Making Bombs for Hitler
  • Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
  • ISBN: 9780545931915
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lida thought she was safe Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish She will be fine, won t she But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II.Lida s parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forcedLida thought she was safe Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish She will be fine, won t she But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II.Lida s parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they ll live to see tomorrow.When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy Then she has an idea What if she sabotaged the bombs and the Nazis Can she do so without getting caught And if she s freed, will she ever find her sister again This pulse pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser known piece of history and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page.

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    About “Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch”

    1. Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

      Marsha has received numerous awards and honours for her picture books and young adult novels, including a nomination for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year in 2007 Marsha has penned the bestselling Dear Canada book, Prisoners in the Promised Land.In 2008, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha by the Ukranian President, in recognition of her story, Enough, which described the great Ukranian famine that claimed millions of lives in the 1930s.Surprisingly, up until the fourth grade, Marsha did not know how to read She says that after she failed a provincial test, she taught herself how to read with Oliver Twist and it took her a year to complete Ever since, Marsha read as many books as she could get her hands on, and had a new dream of becoming an author After completing an English and Library Science degree, backpacking across Europe, and working as an industrial sales rep, Marsha eventually focused on writing After a hundred rejections, her first book was published in 1996.

    364 thoughts on “Making Bombs for Hitler”

    1. بعد از اینکه والدین و مادربزرگش رو در سال 1943 از دست داد، لیدا ی 10 ساله از خواهر کوچکترش لاریا توسط نازی هایی که اکراین رو اشغال کرده بودن، جدا شد و اونو به اردوگاه کار منتقل کردند. اما لیدا اونجا متوجه میشه که چقدر میتونه قدرتمند باشه. لیدا و چند نفر دیگه رو برای کمک به ساخت بمب ه [...]


    2. "Making Bombs For Hitler" by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch will take you into a world that you could never imagine was real. How could such cruelty to fellow human beings exist? Although, "Making Bombs for Hitler" is a fictional account of young Lida's survival in the Nazi camps, it is based on historical facts and stories gleaned from those who actually survived those times.As I read through the pages, I was numb. I could not even shed a tear, I was so angry at the inhumanity that was brought on by w [...]


    3. This book tells the story of Lida, a fictional young Ukranian girl, who is captured by the Nazis to be used for slave labor shortly before her ninth birthday. Lida's father was killed by the Soviets, and her mother was shot by the Nazis for attempting to hide their Jewish neighbors. After that, Lida and her beloved younger sister, Larissa, went to live with their grandmother, where they were captured by the Nazis. The girls were separated, with Lida being sent to a work camp. Lida is devastated, [...]


    4. Reason for Reading: The author has become one of my favourite Canadian juvenile authors.This book is a companion to 2010's Stolen Child. Each book tells the fate of two Ukrainian sisters as they are separated in the middle of WWII. The books need not be read in any particular order. Making Bombs for Hitler details what happens to the eldest sister, Lida. The first couple of pages describe her parting from the younger sister, which is told in much more detail in Stolen Child. Lida is then sent to [...]


    5. Wow. I can see why my kiddos have all been coming up to me with this book in their hand saying "Ms. Stewart, you HAVE GOT to read this!" They've been reading Number the Stars & The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in their reading class, so when this one appeared at the book fair last week, it flew off of the shelves as fast as the librarian could restock it. In just the few days it's been around, it has had quite the rapid circulation rate as it is read, borrowed & lent, and read again. I was [...]


    6. It was a good book to read because at the end Lida revives a letter from her lost sister and it was very emotional when I read it.


    7. Making Bombs for Hitler is the story of eight-year-old Lida, a Ukrainian child who is captured and enslaved in a German camp during WWII. There, she is starved, abused, forced to work long hours and reminded daily of her sub-human status. In spite of all these things, Lida's spirit remains strong. She fights off despair by looking for glimmers of good in her circumstances, and is a model of selflessness and hope to those around her. Another inspiring story from Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.


    8. None of the school libraries in our town could keep this book on the shelves during our spring book fair. The students were drawn to the title and the excellent video trailer from . They kept reading because this is an engaging story, told well. They finished with heavy hearts and new knowledge. I read quite a bit of young adult and children's holocaust literature. (See this review for a list of great books.) I was so glad to read another well-written book on this topic. I was even more excited [...]



    9. I really liked this Book although it was sad it was very interesting and I couldn't put it down.I liked how it was told in Lida's point of view.I would get the other books.


    10. A good WWII read, but nothing exceptionally new here. I do like that this focuses on a non-Jewish person and their treatment during WWII, and I like that the atrocities committed by the Russians are also addressedbut it isn't as lyrical or emotional as, say Between Shades of GrayI book I love. The actual "making bombs for Hitler", the idea I was most intrigued by, is actually only a brief side story and really doesn't play an important part in the story. It's really about Lida trying to survive [...]


    11. The book begins with " and the light was so white that it made my eyes ache." This story makes my heart ache. At times I had to put it aside because of its intensity. The author shines a harsh light on more victims of the Nazi regime and makes me squirm with discomfort. Compelling read. Companion novel to Stolen Child. Both books should be read by anyone studying WWII because it wasn't only Jewish children who suffered. That war was beyond awful. Kudos to Marsh Skrypuch for remembering the OST A [...]


    12. As others have said, I couldn't put this book down. Characterization and tension were strong. I had to keep a box of tissues nearby. It was hard to believe the Larissa's maturity, but maybe this is what happens during extreme trauma.



    13. Making Bombs for Hitler is a fictional account of a young Ukrainian girl who is captured by the Nazis for slave labor. It is a heartbreaking story of survival and resilience and how in such horrible circumstances a bond of humanity and selflessness can be found. The book is written for middle school and up but is a fascinating read for adults as well.


    14. Fantastic WWll FictionA coworker's students have been reading this book. On a whim, I purchased it. I have been interested in WWll stories since I was a kid. This book told a riveting story that was so sad, but kept me wanting more. As a teacher, students in 5th and up would learn a great deal from this novel.


    15. Some of my favorite books are the ones my children get excited to share with me. This was a great book to open up discussion with two of my kids. They flew through this book and waited patiently for me to get through the book so we could talk about it. I will definitely read and hopefully share more books from this author with my children.



    16. My kids read it without putting the book so wanted to read. Well written! Intense and sad. Historical event written well.


    17. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineLida and her sister Larissa are taken from their home in the Ukraine and sent to a camp. Their parents are dead, and the girls are soon separated. Lida ends up in a camp where she is lucky enough to work in the laundry, where she is at least warm and gets to wear a clean smock during the day. The conditions are horrible, the food scanty, but the other girls in her barracks help each other. Eventually, Lida is sent to town to make bombs, but after the plant [...]


    18. Got this at the book fair, was writing by a Ukranian author who moved to Canada. I wanted to read it before my kids did since the holocaust is such a weighty subject matter and I wanted to discuss it with them. No idea Germans stole children mainly from Ukraine to be workers, or how they were treated back in the USSR once the war was over. I was hooked from the beginning and finished it in 2 days.


    19. What a brilliant job immersing the reader in the horror and depravity of Lida’s world in a Nazi slave labour camp, to walk in her shoes——rather, bare feet——yet smile at her kindness and feel her enduring hope. Brava!A picture of Lida's motivation (p. 136):Much as I would have liked to curl up and die, it wasn’t my right to do so. I was the oldest person left in our family, and it was my responsibility to find Larissa. It shamed me to think that just hours ago I had questioned her met [...]


    20. Making Bombs For HitlerLida was at home when all of a sudden the Nazis found her.Making Bombs For Hitler is a great book you should read on Lida and her little sister were at home. Than all of a sudden the Nazis broke in their home snd took Lida and her little sister away to labour camp where they work from dawn to dusk. Durin world war II. Making Bombs For HItler is a book on world war II. This book is a bit harsh. Lida was sent to labour camp and seperated from her little sister.'did you see t [...]


    21. I think that this book was very well written. they way the author incorporated true facts into fiction (realistic fiction) was amazing. I knew about Hitler (and despise him for what he has done) but never knew he kept slaves. I think this book is ( obviously) for more mature people just because the subject and the events are serious and are meant to be kept aside from todays world. the reason i say mature is that some people will read this and be like:this is so cool, i wish that totally happene [...]


    22. I really enjoyed this book. I liked learning the story and the sacrifice. The book is about a girl named Lida who had everything she loved taken away from her. Her parents,her sister, and her home. Lida ends up at a factory making bombs for Hitler. Lida's main goal is to escape and find her sister, Larissa. While searching for her sister, Lida makes new friends on the way. She sacrifices most of the things important to her but, in the end Lida finally has her happy ending. I would recommend this [...]


    23. I loved this book. it took place in the 1940's when world war2 was going on. most of the Germans where captured by the Nazisy kid who wasn't useful would be drained of all the blood in there body.Lida and her sister are separated but in the end Larissa found Lida and Lida and Luka go to Canada. many kids died but it was a good book when i couldn't sleep i would read some of that and fall asleep so easily.


    24. This story is from world war 2. It's a story about an 8 year old girl, Lida, who was cought by the nazi soldiers from here home and family from Ukraineda an her little sister Larissa were seperated from each other, and Lida's only prioritey is to save Larissa and get out of labour camp. I really liked this book, no boring parts at all.


    25. I really like this book because all the drama in it.I also liked to hear what went on at the camp.It was so hard to put down! I also liked how it was from Lidas point of veiw.



    26. Ukrainian Canadian author Marsha Skrypuch writes--as one interview said--"War Fiction: Writing the stories that haven’t been told." She writes about genocide and displaced persons with an eye toward well-researched historical detail often given a personal touch through interviews with survivors who lived through the very stories her fiction brings to readers who often begin each book with little or no knowledge about the stories that have been covered up, overlooked, or allowed to fall through [...]


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