Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst... or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited in a displaced persons camp. But then another girl accuses the sisters of being Hitler Girls — people who collaborated with the Nazis. Nothing could be further from the truth; during the horrors of the war, both sisters resisted the Nazis and everything they stood for.
But the Soviets, who are now in charge, don't listen to the sisters' protests. Krystia and Maria are taken away and interrogated for crimes they never committed. Caught in a dangerous trap, the sisters must look to each other for strength and perseverance. Can they convince their captors that they're innocent — or escape to safety before it's too late? Inspired by true events, this spellbinding sequel to Don't Tell the Nazis and Trapped in Hitler's Web is gripping and powerful.
"The depictions of starvation, torture, and executions are drawn from actual accounts of prisoners who lived to talk about what happened in Soviet interrogation houses. Although some scenes can be difficult to read, this is ultimately a story of the strength of the human spirit. Krystia and Maria are survivors, and they never give up, drawing strength from remembering their parents’ belief in them as they struggle to stay alive." Gripping, harsh, and superbly written." — Kirkus Reviews
|10 and up
|Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
|Sep 7, 2021