Making Bombs for Hitler
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This guide has been created for year 8 students who are doing a close book study of "Making Bombs For Hitler".
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Making Bombs for Hitler
Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbours 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 labour. 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
The below image shows many of the concentration camps, as well as massacres, perpetuated across Europe by the Nazis.
Non-Fiction Library Resources
- Nazi Death Camps byISBN: 9780836859478Publication Date: 2005-07-01The World Almanac Library of the Holocaust tells the story of the horrific mass murder of millions of people at the hands of the Nazis, with special emphasis on the attempted genocide against the Jewish people. Written in clear, narrative style and complemented by primary source documents and period photography, this series gives a realistic and sensitive account of the Holocaust. From the rise of Nazi anti-Semitism in Germany to the shocking atrocities committed in the concentration camps, this series attempts to explain the unexplainable-how an event as terrible as the Holocaust ever could have occurred.
- The Holocaust byISBN: 1588103757Publication Date: 2001-05-21This book explores the Holocaust, including: how the events of November 9, 1938 changed the course of world history; how many lives were lost in the Nazi death camps; and what happened to the Nazis responsible for the Holocaust.
- The Holocaust: the Camp System (The Holocaust) byISBN: 0431153612Publication Date: 2002This book explores the Holocaust, including: how the events of November 9, 1938 changed the course of world history; how many lives were lost in the Nazi death camps; and what happened to the Nazis responsible for the Holocaust.
- On the Frontline Surviving the Holocaust byISBN: 1844436942Publication Date: 2005-06-01Uses personal accounts to look at the Nazis' murder of over six million people during World War II, from Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s to the liberation of the concentration camps in 1945.
- A Time to Fight Back: True Stories of Children's Resistance During World War Two byISBN: 0330341332Publication Date: 1995Eight true stories of young people in World War II. Included are a French boy who rescued a downed fighter pilot; a young Belgian who distributed an underground newspaper; two children -- one Japanese and the other British -- displaced from their homes; and others on both sides of the struggle.