Analysis Of The Book ' The Boy 's On The Striped Pajamas ' Essay

1684 Words May 11th, 2016 7 Pages
During the Holocaust, more than 6 million Jews were persecuted by the Nazis in Germany and its surrounding nations. Following World War 1, Adolf Hitler came into power in Germany and formed one of the most powerful fascist totalitarian states at the time. Hitler blamed the economic depression on the Jews and others he believed to be inferior. He wanted to eradicate the people who were seen as a threat to the German people. The book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictional representation of life during the Holocaust seen through the eyes of the son of a Nazi officer. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas gives a picture of life through the eyes of Bruno, a 9-year-old boy, who was the son of a Nazi officer. Bruno and his family lived in a house adjacent to Auschwitz. While living in what Bruno called “Out-With,” he met a friend named Shmuel. Shmuel was one of the prisoners in the camp, although Bruno was unaware of what the “people in the striped pajamas” were doing in such a horrible place. Every day Bruno and Shmuel would meet to talk on each side of the fence at the corner of the camp. Here, the boys formed a great bond because both Shmuel and Bruno were happy to have a friend to talk to. To Bruno, Shmuel was just a friend; however, to the Nazis, Shmuel was inferior to them and a threat because he was Jewish.
Adolf Hitler was a German politician and decorated World War I veteran. In 1919, he joined the predecessor to the NSDAP, the German Workers’ Party, and became the…

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