The hindenburg disaster occurred on may 6, 1937, in manchester township, new jersey, united states. An illustrated history of lz129 by dan grossman, cheryl ganz, patrick russell isbn. The lz129 hindenburg airship was built with the utmost emphasis on safety and cutting edge design, but also on grandeur and vanity, but on may 6th 1937 disaster would strike. But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the hindenburg and.
The publisher was very concerned about getting the facts right and the contents are scrupulously accurate. The greatest flying machine ever build is about to crash. It was designed and built by the zeppelin company luftschiffbau zeppelin gmbh on the. The mystery of the horrific zeppelin fire that claimed 35 lives is resurrected in this dark and brooding story about a survivor obsessed with finding out the cause of the catastrophe. The hindenburg disaster, 1937 students love the i survived series. Hindenburg airship zeppelin disaster relic wood display piece 1937.
I survived the hindenburg disaster 1937 book report. I found myself not wanting to put it down because i so wanted to find out what would happen next. Ten years later, michael macdonald mooneys book the hindenburg, which was based heavily on hoehlings sabotage hypothesis, also identified. Several books have been published over the years looking for a. At hindenburg we are dedicated to supporting the production of great audio stories, and this is why we pay homage to the hindenburg disaster. I have no doubt that better works are out there, if you care to look for them. The book is about a young german girl who is living with her grandfather.
Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in lakehurst, new jersey on may 6, 1937. In may of 1937, the hindenburg, a massive german airship, caught fire while attempting to land in new jersey, killing 35 people. There were 35 fatalities passengers and 22 crewmen from the 97 people on board 36 passengers and 61. I survived the hindenburg disaster, 1937 by lauren tarshis. I survived the hindenburg disaster 1937 chapter 8 youtube. Most of all, the book does not repeat any of the nonsense so often found in books about the hindenburg e. I enjoyed reading this book a great deal and would recommend it to anyone who is a tear jerker, cause this one will surely make you cry. Hugo, his parents, and his fouryearold sister gertie are making the thrilling fourthousandmile journey across the atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the titanic. But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the hindenburg and fire consumes the ship.
The hindenburg by, patrick obrien, is a very informative book that outlines the events that took place prior to and following the explosion of the hindenburg one of the first airships. Select from a variety of bestselling titles to enhance your guided reading program. The hindenburg disaster was a tragedy, but it marked the birth of mobile reporting and expanded the possibilities for global communication. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the hindenburg disaster, when on may 6th, 1937 the zeppelin caught fire while docking at the lakehurst naval air station in.
Moments later, a spark ignited the hydrogenpowered hindenburg. Summer had returned to the coastal town of sea breeze, alabama. Dlz 129 was a large german commercial passengercarrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and the largest airship by envelope volume. The german passenger airship lz 129 hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at naval air station lakehurst. This series tells the story of important historical disast. For elevenyearold hugo ballard, flying on the hindenburg is a dream come true. On 6 may 1937 the pioneering zeppelin hindenburg, lz129, ended its career. Hugo, his parents, and his fouryearold sister, gertie, are making the thrilling fourthousandmile journey across the atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the titanic. Lauren tarshis latest thrilling addition to the new york times bestselling i survived series features an 11yearold boy in the middle of this historic disaster. Lauren tarshiss latest thrilling addition to the new york times bestselling i survived series will feature an eleven. Our guided reading 6 book sets help you tailor your instruction to meet individual and smallgroup interests and needs. In may of 1937, the hindenburg, a massive german airship, caught fire while attempting to land in new jersey, killing thirtyfive people. The hindenburg disaster, 1937 by lauren tarshis chapter one.
I survived the hindenburg disaster, 1937 grips you from the first sentence. Scenes from hell herb morrison hindenburg disaster, 1937 one of the most famous broadcasts in the history of radio journalism is herb morrisons 1937 eyewitness report of the explosion and crash of the german passenger airship, hindenburg. Hindenburg, 1937 is a short book, and well written, but i didnt particularly connect with the mc, anna. Grade 38a look at the luxury airship and its infamous disaster of 1937. Also included is an eight meeting book club guide for in class book. I survived the hindenburg disaster, 1937 i survived. New york times bestselling author lauren tarshis provides a birdseye view of one of americas most ghastly accidents ever be captured on film. On may 6, 1937, the hindenburg airship became engulfed in flames and. Cameron dokey from her dying grandfather, anna becker mistakenly takes the tickets for a trip aboard the illfated hindenburg believing it offers her an escape to america. Get the best deals on airship collectibles when you shop the largest online selection at.
New york times bestselling author lauren tarshis provides a birdseye view of one of americas most ghastly accidents ever be captured on film, the hindenburg disaster of 1937. The book hindenburg 1937 is a well written emotionaly effecting love story that takes place during the tramatizing time of ww2. Pricing information ofi survived the hindenburg disaster 1937 book report is provided from the listed merchants. Germany 1936 hindenburg zeppelin original speisenkarte menu 1st. On may 6, 1937, while preparing to land at the lakehurst naval air station in new jersey, the hindenburg burst into flames and crashed to. Witness the infamous hindenberg disaster with this original archive footage of the nazi airship, as it flew what would be its final voyage on thursday, may 6, 1937. At 800feet long, the hindenburg was the largest airship ever builtjust slightly smaller than the titanic.
In under a minute, the hindenburg was gone, people ju. Lz 129 hindenburg was a large german commercial passengercarrying rigid airship, the lead. The hindenburg disaster reading pack includes comprehension questions, vocabulary, and extension activities. A fictionalized narrative of the voyage of two young people who were on board provides. The nightlife lit up with scantily clad sunkissed bodies, live music, the smell of freshly cooked seafood. It follows the life of creator, hugo eckener, and what led him to the invention of the hindenburg. Believe me you wont regret reading it or think that youve wasted you time. This book never gets boring, because there is always so much drama and events going on within the pages.
The greatest flying machine ever built is about to crash. For eleven yearold hugo ballard, flying on the hindenburg is a dream come true. As the hindenburg approached its landing in lakehurst, new jersey in 1937, radio announcer herbert morrison remarked that the ships windows looked like glittering jewels in the sun. There were 35 fatalities passengers and 22 crewmen from the 97 people on board 36 passengers and 61 crewmen, and an additional. It was one of the most spectacular disasters of the twentieth century, and in a single moment ended the era of the majestic dirigible airships.
Also to anyone who loves reading about hard times, successes and dream, hindenburg 1937 is full of all of these trates. Overall, the book was a quick read, and was an enjoyable source of backround information to enhance my appreciation of the hindenburg crash site when i briefly passed through lakehurst, nj recently. If she hadnt been quite so stubborn, and had actually talked to kurt, then the book mightve gone in a different direction. Lauren tarshis latest thrilling addition to the new york times best. Hindenburg 1937 by cameron dokey is a great read, because it consists of romance, history, and a tad bit of adventure. Lauren tarshiss latest thrilling addition to the new york times bestselling i survived series, features an 11yearold boy in the middle of this historic disaster. On may 3, 1937, the hindenburg left frankfurt, germany, for a journey across the atlantic to lakehursts navy air base. Lauren tarshiss latest thrilling addition to the new york times. It will give you have a much fuller understanding about the good and the bad of this i survived the hindenburg disaster 1937 book report. This historical fiction take about the journey 11 year hugo takes with his family on the giant zeppelin is thrilling and educational.833 792 204 307 1259 1129 195 1045 16 1346 1059 103 553 96 353 1265 222 78 83 445 286 1474 1053 1010 22 262 132 738 1045 27 1035 1116