“Making Bombs for Hitler” is a historical fiction novel written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. The novel is set during World War II and tells the story of a group of Ukrainian teenagers who are forced to work in a bomb factory for the Nazi regime.
The novel follows the main character, Lida, as she and her friends are taken from their homes and sent to work in a factory in occupied Poland. The factory is run by the Nazis and produces bombs that are used in the war effort. The teenagers are forced to work long hours in dangerous conditions, and many of them are injured or killed.
Throughout the novel, Lida and her friends struggle to survive and maintain their humanity in the face of the atrocities they witness. They also struggle with the moral dilemma of working on weapons that will be used to kill people, including their own family and friends.
The novel is a powerful and moving story that highlights the human cost of war and the power of the human spirit to endure even in the most difficult of circumstances. It also serves as a reminder of the atrocities committed during World War II and the importance of remembering the past in order to prevent similar atrocities from happening in the future.
“Making Bombs for Hitler” is a thought-provoking and powerful novel that provides a unique perspective on World War II. Through the story of Lida and her friends, the novel brings to light the human cost of war and the power of the human spirit to endure even in the most difficult of circumstances. It is a must-read for anyone interested in World War II, historical fiction, and human rights.