Ivan Kyrilovich

Ivan Kyrilovich is falsely mistaken for a Jew and lined up with 34,000 other men, women, and children who are to be shot at the edge of Babi Yar, the "killing ditch". He survived, but not without devastating consequences. #RiverNovel Available June 27, 2016
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Lubny, Ukraine, A woman & children waiting at the assembly point before being murdered, The Jews of Lubny & the surrounding area were ordered to gather with their personal belongings on They were led to a site out of town & were murdered on the same day

Jews in Ukraine Before Execution, 1942

Jew`s in Ukraine Before Execution 1942 . Under German direction - a volunteer Ukrainian unit - orders Jew`s to undress before their mass execution

Ivan Kyrilovich survived the mass murders of Babi Yar just outside Kiev by falling into the ravine seconds before the gun went off. He would never be the same.

Babi Yar: The Gruesome Site Where Nazis Killed 100,000 People

In retaliation for explosions in downtown Kiev, the Nazis created a place of mass murder in the ravine named Babi Yar.

So honored to receive this endorsement from Rachel McMillan, author of The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder. #RiverNovel

So honored to receive this endorsement from Rachel McMillan, author of The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder.

I shared this photo on The Huffington Post and the impact it had on me as a mother. This photo of a woman in Lubny, Ukraine awaiting execution by the Einsatzgruppen defines bravery. May we never forget her, or the millions like her!

How a Ukrainian Mother Taught Me to be Brave

A young Jewish mother and her two children sit among a large group of Jews from Lubny (Ukraine) herded for mass execution on October

Like A River From Its Course now available for preorder!

An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hope. The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler's blitzkrieg across the Sovie.

The poem that inspired the novel. Like A River From Its Course available for preorder now! - Kelli Stuart

Like A River From Its Course by Kelli Stuart

Red Army forces marching in Kiev, Ukraine in World War II

WWII - Eastern Front - Brief Historical Facts: Red Army Offenses in Autumn and Winter Advance Into Donbass Industrial Region, Capture of Kiev, Crimea, Narva Battle in Estonia.

A letter that Sergei wrote to his father, Ivan, while serving in the Red Army. Like A River From Its Course (Kregel Publication, June 2016) #RiverNovel

A letter that Sergei wrote to his father, Ivan, while serving in the Red Army. Like A River From Its Course (Kregel Publication, June

Like A River From Its Course (Kregel Publications, June 2016) - Kelli Stuart

Like A River From Its Course (Kregel Publications, June - Kelli Stuart

Like A River From Its Course - Kelli Stuart

Like A River From Its Course by Kelli Stuart

Ivan's son, Sergei (Maria's brother), would have looked very similar to this young man. War was hard on everyone, but was especially cruel to the Ukrainian youth.

'Combat,' Lugansk this soldier (Alexei Eremenko) was killed by a shell just after this photo which also injured the photographer Max Alpert

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