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WWII

The Righteous Among the Nations - Polish Film Festival

righteous

The film by Michal Szczerbic, “The Righteous”, tells the story of the hiding of a Jewish orphan girl, Hania, during the holocaust by a Polish couple. Many years after the war Hania, now an adult, returns to Poland to find the family of her saviours and asks them to accept the honorific title “The Righteous Among the Nations”. 

Secret Service Agent to CIA Director - good deeds and misdeeds

 

book cover image: Disciples: the World War Ii missions of the CIA directors who fought for Wild Bill donovan

Four men.  Four Secret Service Agents.  Later, Four CIA directors. 

Warsaw Uprising 1944 - amazing film and an exhibition

“Canadian Aviators Help Warsaw during the Uprising” this is the title of a beautiful exhibition which will be on the 2nd floor of the Central Library for the month of July.

Silver Birch Fiction Review: Making Bombs for Hitler

Lida and her little sister are taken from their hometown in Ukraine by the Nazis to Germany. Lida rides a packed train with other children and teens to a work camp. Lida must survive, despite little food, one set of clothes, and mistreatment from the Nazis. She keeps her

Silver Birch Fiction Book Review: Making Bombs for Hitler

Lida and her little sister are taken by the Nazis to Germany. Lida rides a packed train with other children and teens to a work camp. Lida must survive, despite little food, one set of clothes, and mistreatment from the Nazis. She keeps her hope by making friends and planning for the day when she'll see her sister again. Will she make it through the war? Will she ever see her homeland again?

WWII mystery

Beware This Boy book cover image

I know Maureen Jennings's name. I know she's Canadian. I know she's an award winning author. I know that the television series The Murdoch Mysteries is based on her best selling historical detective series. (I've watched every episode - and season six starts in January '13.) But, I have never physically read a book by Jennings.....until now....and I wish I had done so sooner!