Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


War pen pals

July 27th, 2021

In her historical, middle-grade novel Dear Peter, Dear Ulla (Thistledown Press $12.95) Barbara Nickel crafts a child’s eye view of WW2 through the exchange of letters between two cousins who have never met in person – Peter in a Mennonite Saskatchewan community and Ulla in Nazi-occupied Danzig. Illustrations throughout the book represent drawings that Ulla creates and sends to Peter with her letters depicting things she sees such as battleships and explosions, and things she wishes for, like cakes to eat. The story uses humour and empathy to relate stories of complex cultural and moral issues. 9781771872171

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