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Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Making Bombs for Hitler

(3) 4-6 Nine-year-old Ukrainian girl Lida survives a Nazi labor camp by claiming she is older and proving herself "useful" to her captors. Forced to make bombs, Lida plans to sabotage them. The narrative illuminates Ukrainian history based on true stories of survivors persecuted by both Hitler and Stalin. Lida and her fellow child prisoners are sympathetic characters demonstrating solidarity in a wartime internment setting.


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