The Movie ' The Boy 's The Striped Pajamas ' Essay

1416 Words Mar 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Primo Levi said, “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions,” (Levi). The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, released in 2008, is set outside of Auschwitz in 1942. The movie tells the story of a young german boy, Bruno, who befriends Shmuel, a young boy in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Bruno’s dad is the Nazi commander in charge of Auschwitz. Bruno and Shmuel keep their friendship secret from the Nazi’s, and together they face the harsh realities of the Auschwitz concentration camp that neither one of them saw coming. The concentration camps, and the behaviors shown by the Nazi soldiers in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are historically accurate depictions of the events of the Holocaust.
In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the daily routine in the camp is shown accurately to the daily occurrences in the real camps. In the movie, they show a group of the prisoners working on building something (The Boy). Most prisoners worked on construction projects, farms, coal mines or factories (The Nazi). In the movie we hear a bell being rung and then Shmuel has to go, otherwise they might notice that he is gone (The Boy). They would have Appell, which was when the Nazi’s took roll of who was there and who wasn’t (The Nazi). When Bruno goes into the camp, the movie shows the living conditions in the camp, accurate to what the living conditions actually were…

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