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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Transcript of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Important Events and Important People
• Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
• Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945)
• Rabbi Stephen Wise (1874-1949)
• Breckinridge Long (1881 -1958)
• Adolf Eichmann (1906 -1962)
• Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967)
• Reverend Charles E. Coughlin (1891-1979)
• Will Rogers, Jr. (1911-1993)
• The "Bergson Boys"
• Raoul Wallenberg (1912-?)
• The Bermuda Conference, (April 19 - 29, 1943)
• Establishment of the War Refugee Board (January 22, 1944)
• "Kristallnacht" (November 9-10, 1938)
• The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19 - May 16, 1943)
• We Will Never Die Pageant (March 9, 1943)
Entertainment and housing
"Holocaust People and events ." Holocaust People and events. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2014. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/ SB>.
Historical setting of the Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
There was an intense battle between the Germans and the Jews.
Beliefs/Rituals of The Germans
*This story takes place during the Holocaust. January 30, 1933 - to May 8, 1945
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Shmoop Online Course - Holocaust Literature." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. <http://www.shmoop.com/courses/holocaust-literature/>.
houses were dirty
stove tops were in many houses
indoor plumbing was no longer a luxury item
phones were in most households
Education played a important part in trying to create loyal followers for Hitler and the Nazis
Schools under went major changes
History and Biology were the most affected
History was changed to be based on the glory of Germany
Biology was changed to study the different races
This was to prove that the Nazi belief was superior
people often listened to the radio
live showings were very popular during this time.
often people went to the theater
outdoor games were played by kids of this time
baseball was very popular
Clothes and Fashion
"Nazi Education." Nazi Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/Nazi_Education.htm>.
~the Germans thought Jews were the reason for all of Germany's problems.
~the Germans were killing the Jewish people.
*It is estimated that 1.5 million children died during the Holocaust. Approximately 1.2 million of them were Jewish and tens of thousands were Gypsies.
*World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history
*The swastika is an ancient religious symbol. It derives from the Sanskrit name for a hooked cross, which was used as a symbol of fertility and good fortune.
*The Nazis murdered approximately 12 million people
*around 6 million Jews lost thier lives.
no excess materials
not everyone owned clothes
*over 6 million Jews died.
Dynamic and round character
Brown hair, blue eyes, pale skin, short, and skinny
Clever: when his sister asks him about Shmuel, he tells her he is an imaginary friend, and she bought it.
Adventurous: he explores the outside of his house, even though he wasn't supposed to.
Setting: near a camp where he meets Shmuel, bored at his house near the camp, and no entertainment which led him to exploring.
Motivated by friendship
Affected by the time because of Holocaust, and how Shmuel is at a concentration camp
Life lessons: Don't stray far from home, and be aware of your surroundings
9 years old
The story today
This story could not take place in today's setting
WW2 is over
concentration camps still exist
but they are no longer used to kill the jewish or other people the Nazi did not like
Bruno could be alive alive in today's settings
he would not live next to a concentration camp
12 years old
flat and static
skinny with blonde hair
sweet and down to earth
keeps her brother's secret and she is always nice and sweet to the people she is around
If Gretel and her family had never moved to the concentration camps Gretel would have friend to play with and would probably be more happy in life.
motivated by her family, her dolls, and her books
If the Holocaust never happened, Gretel would be a sweeter person than she already is.
learns to appreciate what she has because she never knew when she was going to loose it. (Bruno)
Father, also know as Commandant his name and character is fictional
This charter age is unknown
Father is dynamic and flat
He is tall, strong, thick dark hair,and clear, strong and booming voice
He is ambitious
he is prepared to drag his family all the way to Poland for his job
he is prepared to hurt people for it.
Father is not a very nice man
In very beginning when we find out he is a Nazi
He does not act like a loving father to Bruno and Gretel
He is motivated by his ambition
If this story did not take place at this particular time Father could not be a Nazi so there would no reason for them to Poland and Bruno would never have meet
A life lesson father learns is that every action has a consequence
9 years old
3.Sometimes, you don't
really know everything that's
going on around you
1. Everybody has a secret
2.Not everybody is who you think they are
bald, wears striped 'pajamas,' and really skinny
meets up with Bruno and they just talk.
cries when his father dissapears and worries for his family
4.People close to you can be
5. Your family is not always right
' Ah, those people,' said father, nodding his head and smiling sightly. 'Those people... well they're not people at all, Bruno'
1. Bruno's dad is a Nazi.
2. Bruno finds out Shmuel is a jew.
3.Bruno lives next to a concentration camp.
4.Bruno's dad is very mean to Smuel and Smuel's family.
setting: if he wasn't in the Holocaust, or at the concentration camp, he wouldn't have died.
motivated by Bruno
time period: he would not have lost his family or died.
life lessons: Anyone can be friends, cherish what you have before it is all gone
Golden quotes: "You're my best friend Shmuel, my best friend for life." "I wont have anyone to talk to anymore when you are gone."
5. Bruno's family believes in different things than Bruno
“I've never spoken to him, I've never seen him before in my life. I don't know him."
"Don't you remember that you said I looked like you... since I had my head shaved?...Well if that's the case,...and if I had a pair of striped pajamas, then I could come over on a visit and no one would be any wiser." Pg. 198
"But what other children? what are they?" Pg. 28
Why did the author make this story?
"In Berlin, on our nice quiet street, we only has six houses. And now there are so many. Why would Father take a new job here in such a nasty place with so many neighbors?" Pg. 36-37
wants people to experience how one may have felt during the Holocaust
wants to eliminate the invisible "fences" like this that exist all over the world
hopes people will think of Bruno and Shmuel when they come across a "fence"
Father said," It's history that's got us here today. If it wasn't for history, none of us would be sitting around this table right now. We'd be safely back at our house in Berlin. We are correcting history here"
This quote explains how important the Germans thought history was
It was also supposed to be based on the glory of Germany
Since he is still young, Bruno does not understand what his father means when he says that they are correcting history
We all believe this book was very well written, jaw dropping, and pretty much heart-breaking! This book is a great read!
This quote shows how lowly father thinks of jewish people are by not even calling them human
Enjoy this intense and educstional book about the Holocaust!
Does this story make sense?
Jews wouldn't talk with Germans
The gate would be protected so Shmuel wouldn't have been aloud there
No gaps for a boy like Bruno to fit under
Most young children were killed, so Shmuel might have been dead
Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: the diary of a young girl. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. Print.
This shows how Bruno almost lost Shmuel, but in fact this brought them closer.
This shows how Bruno gets into the camp and dies.
The first quote shows how anyone can be friends.
The second shows how they are better friends than anyone Bruno has ever met.
"The Holocaust and World War II: Timeline." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007653>.