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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a heart-wrenching story portraying a young German boy Bruno during World War II Most of the movie is seen through the eyes of Bruno who is only eight years old Brunos father a commander in the army just received a promotion and is required to move to the countryside Bruno is unhappy about having to move and leaving his friends behind On the first day at the new house Bruno sees a farm and is confused on why they all wear pajamas Bruno then meets another boy who is Jewish living in on the farm Bruno soon learns that it is not a farm but a concentration camp He does not know how horrible the living conditions are inside of the camp Rabbi Benjamin Blech argues that The Boy in the Striped Pajamas does the Holocaust justice and is inaccurate in showing the horrors during the Holocaust The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is meant to be a family or a young adult movie not an adult documentary and therefore shows the correct amount of graphics due to the viewing age Bruno went exploring even after his mother had told him not to He went up to the fence of the farm and met another eight year old boy inside Schmuel Bruno and Schmuel soon learn that they have much in common and become fast friends One day Bruno spots Schmuel inside his house cleaning the glasses Were not supposed to be friends you and me Were meant to be enemies Did you know that Now Bruno knows that he and Schmuel should not be friends but then offers him a cookie from a nearby platter A young Nazi soldier then comes in and asks Schmuel where he had gotten the cookie he says Bruno had given it to him Flustered Bruno denies giving the cookie to Schmuel Schmuel is then beaten off screen due
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