Hey Everyone. In eighth grade english, we are learning about The Holocaust and one of the books we are reading is "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". Today, I will be sharing with you the really sad film adaptation. This movie was made in 2008, but it was set during World War 2, during the time of The Holocaust. It follows the life of young German boy, Bruno, who is oblivious to this sad and awful time during Germany's history. The Holocaust was the mass genocide of Jewish People and others, as a "The Final Solution" by Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist, or Nazi Party. Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany's defeat in WW1 and managed to convince and force a whole country into believing the same thing. The Nazis forced the Jewish and other people into concentration camps where they'd be killed or placed in forced labors. In the film, Bruno moves from his house in Berlin to one next to a concentration camp, where his father had just became the commander of. Like his father, Bruno's sister truly believes in their Fuhrer, Hitler. But after Bruno's mother finds out that they are killing the prisoners, she does not. Bruno is unaware of The Holocaust or what is happening next to his house. One day, he explores around his house and meets Shmuel, a young jewish prisoner. The two of them create an unbreakable forbidden friendship. This film had a great storyline and exciting plot. I think the whole oblivious mind Bruno had and his innocence to the situation around him really brought the story to life. It was overall really interesting, and a very strong and powerful ending. It's a really sad film and I thought they tackled the difficult topic of The Holocaust carefully. I highly recommend you watch it until the end! Here is the trailer below. It's also on Netflix, too. Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
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