HISTORICAL FICTION | BOOK REVIEW

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch — An Audiobook Review.

A WWII story of Eastern European children and their experiences in Nazi slave labour camps.

Arpad Nagy
The Book Cafe
Published in
7 min readJun 11, 2024

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Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch | Goodreads

“Dad? Can I use an Audible credit? There’s a book I want to listen to.”

I smiled. The answer will always be yes. The book doesn’t matter. Always yes.

“Yup. What book?”

“Making Bombs for Hitler — do you know it?”

“Wow, and no, I don’t. I’ll listen to it when you’re finished.”

That is how I came to this story.

Making Bombs for Hitler is a brief read/listen, with the complete novel clocking in at a mere five and a half hours (or 240 pages), but the length does not accurately portray the gravity of this story. Even though the story is fictional, the events that happened are as real as the nose on your face.

Winner of the 2013 Silver Birch Fiction award, Ukrainian Canadian author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch brings us a little know World War Two story; the plight of Eastern European and Russian children kidnapped by the Nazis under the umbrella of Hitler’s Lebensborn Program.

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Arpad Nagy
The Book Cafe

A Proud Hungarian-Canadian, throwback romantic who loves to write. Editor @ Kitchen Tales,The Short Place (Fiction) The Memoirist, Age of Empathy, The Book Cafe