The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Do you remember when you're still a kid? Running around the block, playing with friends, laughing and having a little adventure time with yourself or with a group of kids. Childhood is fun and exciting.

Finally, I watched this movie and I was taken back and miss my childhood years. Bruno is a young explorer. He loves playing around and adventure.

When his Father was promoted they must leave their home and moved out to other place. Bruno was devastated, he has good friends in the city and leaving means he won't see them for a long time. He can't do anything to change his parent's mind since he's only 8 years old. Bruno together with his family leaves the city. Bruno's father is an army and his mother is a plain housewife. Bruno has a sister named Gretel, though they're not that super close I can sense that Gretel loves his little brother. Bruno has no friend yet on their new home and Gretel of course won't play with him.

One day when he got bored playing on the swing he decided to go for an adventure. He went at the back of their house. While enjoying himself out in the woods running and playing he meets the boy named Shmuel. Shmuel is inside a camp and Bruno thought that the people inside the camp are farmers.

Shmuel and Bruno became good friends. Bruno knows that Shmuel is a Jew and he's not supposed to be hanging around with him. There was a war between the German and Jews *don't know much about it* 

Shmuel is one of the prisoners, I mean there was a lot of Jews in that camp, they are working on something.  Bruno's parents have no idea that he has a friend in the camp, they didn't know his whereabouts. Until one day, it's too late.

After watching the movie, I didn't know if I should cry or not. I was shocked, motionless and felt sad because of the ending. I don't know anything about the movie and I don't know what to expect. There's one thing that mind said "that was very shocking". I have my sympathy to Bruno's family and to those prisoners who are burned alive. I don't know what else to say. I was kind of wondering why they must do that to those people. I found my answer in Ehow while searching for the meaning scapegoating.

The most chilling example of scapegoating in modern times was in Nazi Germany. As Webster's Online Dictionary puts it: "For example, in Nazi Germany, the Jews were singled out as the cause of Germany's economic woes and political collapse." At that time, Jews were a large and identifiable group within German society, making it easy for Hitler to unfairly stigmatize them as the source of all of the country's ills. This pernicious philosophy led inexorably to concentration camps and the deaths of 6 million European Jews. source

I don't know much about history and I don't want to comment much on this one. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is written by Irish novelist John Boyne. 


  1. hehe, i think its about Hitler's time, katong ilang gpangpatay tanan jews? What do you call that sa history?

  2. haha!sheen i have no idea..maybe i was sleeping that time. lol

  3. Great movie! Love this one. I agree, what happened in the end is really pitiful but very significant.


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