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Stolen Child (WW2)

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4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  232 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she starts to uncover the truth — that the German family she grew up with, the woman who calls herself Nadia's mother, are not who they say they are. Beyond her privileged German childhood, Nadia unearths memories of a woman singing h ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published January 28th 2000 by Scholastic Canada
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Laura
Jan 13, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. And it made my heart ache so much for all the injustices the Nazis committed, especially toward children. The story is told from the point of view of 12 year-old Nadia who arrives in Ontario, Canada in 1950 after the end of WWII from the Displaced Persons’ camp, where she has spent the last five years.

As she adjusts to a new country, new language and new parents who have risked their lives to save her, Nadia suffers nightmares and flashbacks of the things she has endured. She
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Abbie
Dec 08, 2011 Abbie rated it really liked it
“At the DP camps people could speak many languages, but no one spoke like me.” Nadia came from a death camp, but she didn’t know where she was from before that. Nadia is going on an adventure to find out were she came from and who her real parents were. Nadia is the main character in Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch’s book Stolen Child. Nadia came from a death camp with the person she was supposed to call mother. The person she was supposed to call father was in Brantford building a house for the family. ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Mar 07, 2010 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: I enjoy historical fiction about WWII, especial from a child's point of view.

Comments: This is an extremely compelling story about a subject which I know very little about: The Lebensborn Program. I knew such things were done but haven't really read anything about it before. The story is of Nadia, who moves to Canada with a Ukranian man and woman who are not her parents after World War II. She must call them Mother and Father, though she knows they are not, but they are kind
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Vicki
Mar 09, 2012 Vicki rated it really liked it
A young girl immigrates to Canada with her new "mother", leaving behind a confusing past in Europe during World War II. She is haunted by nightmares and flashbacks to a past that seems to elude her memories. Another gem by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch that takes us into a little known horrific chapter of recent history. My only criticism is that the ending was a little abrupt, but lots of background information on the Lebensborn Program instigated by the Nazis is included at the end.
Adelaide Silva
Muito crítica em relação ao tema não consigo dar mais que 3 *. O que é um suposto "diário" necessita de muito enredo para ser entendido. Falta uma sequência cronológica, salva-se pela informação dada sobre o Lebensborn
Gary Barwin
Apr 11, 2011 Gary Barwin rated it it was amazing
Another powerful, evocative book from Skrypuch that engages with little known or forgotten historical realities. This book is an important and compelling exploration of an unknown experience from WWII, told with vividness and emotion, but yet in a manner perfectly appropriate for its younger audience. Skrypuch's characters inspire and elucidate their historical situation without preaching or being mere stand-ins. The story and its characters have a psychological reality and are sure to compel th ...more
Sandra Stiles
Nov 24, 2010 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
Imagine coming to a new country with someone who tells you to claim she is your mother. After all she did save your life. Imagine you don't really know who you are. Nadia is in Canada with Marusia and Ivan pretending to be their daughter. Her nightmares lead her to believe she is a Nazi. How does she find out the truth? This was a wonderful book. I'd not heard of the Lebensborn children so now I can look for more information on this subject. This is a book I will definitely recommend to my stude ...more
Bev
Jun 24, 2012 Bev rated it really liked it
A local writer, I wanted to get to know her work. Very interesting history of the Second World War from a child's viewpoint.
Kathy Lawson
Sep 04, 2011 Kathy Lawson rated it it was amazing
Wonderful page turner ...
Sylvia McNicoll
Jun 23, 2012 Sylvia McNicoll rated it it was amazing
A mystery combines with history to deliver a powerful impact.
Chloe Renaud
Mar 07, 2016 Chloe Renaud rated it it was amazing
Such a great historical fiction novel! I loved the sisterly aspects in this book, sooo good!
Carla Geraldes
Nov 13, 2016 Carla Geraldes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: d-e
É mais um 3,5*, mas não o suficente para chegar ao 4.
Embora tenho gostado, por ser uma temática que me atrai, talvez por ser uma leitura juvenil, me tenha faltado alguma coisa. Principalmente no fim. Fiquei com a sensação que o livro terminou demasiado rápido e ficou muito em aberto.
A classificação foi mesmo por aquilo que aprendi acerca de um tema que desconhecia o "Lebensborn"
Sheila
Dec 08, 2016 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, junior
A book about the children stolen by the Nazis to be raised as Aryan.
Maggie
Nov 29, 2012 Maggie rated it really liked it
I read the book stolen child by marsha forchuk skrypuch. I thought the book was the best book i have ever read.The book is about a family who moves to canada after world war two. It tells the story of there past and about hitler alot in the book.Cause they lived though the time of him,so it starts in the parasent than has flush backs from the world war to the parasent.

I really liked where this book took place.It was a little after world war two so it told a really cool and interesting story.I ha
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Christine
May 18, 2014 Christine rated it it was amazing
Nadia is a recent immigrant to Canada from a WWII refugee camp in Europe. Only she has to keep secret that the people who brought her are not really her parents. Worse, Nadia has lost her memory as to who she is and where she is from and who her real family is.

Author Marsha Skrypuch has done an excellent job writing STOLEN CHILD as a mystery as Nadia slowly regains her memory. The distance in time--5 years after the war ended--and place--Canada rather than Europe--makes this MG novel not as int
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Sheri
Feb 14, 2016 Sheri rated it really liked it
There is always something new to learn about the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis on people. This is a story about a girl stolen by the Nazis and adopted into the Lebensborn program. Nadia's story is compelling as she comes to terms with the fact that she has two pasts. Once she is safe in her new life in Canada she begins to remember her life before.
Derek
Aug 07, 2013 Derek rated it really liked it
Shelves: war
This book gave me a idea of how life was hard for people who went through WW2, especially the people of the third Reich.
The horrors just never go away for them.
This book is full of mystery and a big puzzle, also a very addicting book.
The only issue for me is that there are to many flashbacks.
But overall a great book.

Stephanie
May 10, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
This book was so good it have so many detailsand well put together. I can't beilieve this is a true story! It taught me to fallow what i beilive in and to never give up :)
Deb
Apr 01, 2015 Deb rated it really liked it
This was another Goodreads recommendation. I actually had to purchase this used as it is out of print. A believable story, at times heart wrenching too. Good for a weekend read.
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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 th
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