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E Boy PDFEPUBthe reading of the book We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is aboutIf you do start to read this book you will go on a journey with Boy in the I seriously suggest you read about what happened to real children in the Holocaust It won t fill your thoughts for many days or shock you rather it will fill your LIFE and make you feel sick to the core of your beingPaul Friedlander himself a survivor recounts in his recent highly praised book the incident of 90 Jewish infants all under the age of five orphaned after their parents were murdered in a mass shootingThese children were subjected to indescribable mistreatment for daysThen they were individually hangedI read this with horror revulsion and total disbeliefrefThe Years of Extermination Nazi Germany and the Jews 1939 1945Or the incident of the young German soldier participating in the evacuation of the patients in the hospital in the Warsaw Ghetto In the presence of a distraught Jewish crowd of relatives and onlookers patients were being thrown onto the backs of trucksThe babies were being thrown from the upper windows The soldier reuested and was given permission to catch the falling babies on his bayonetref The Holocaust the Jewish Tragedy by Martin GilbertISBN 0 00 637194 9 There are so many historical inaccuracies and ludicrous details in this totally implausible story of Boyne s eg Bruno s ignorance of basics impossible when he would have been in the Hitler Youth and the Nazi education systemThis travesty of the Holocaust is called a fable as if with all its faults it has special claim on some gravitas thus giving Boyne justification for this lame expose of racismI was a member of the Jewish Holocaust Committee here in Sydney for a while and once had to endure a young rabbi lecturing on how the Holocaust was God s punishment on the Jews So there are fools to be found inside the club as well as outside itNot a single pure ethnic German child entered a gas chamber as part of the extermination of the Jewsalthough many died in Germany as part of thepre war killing of disabled and retarded childrenWhen protests brought this program to a close the same staff were later sent to operate the gas chambers in the campsAnd for six million Jewish men women and children there was no saviour This bitter pill is too much for some people to swallowSome like the young rabbi takes refuge in blaming the very victims others find refuge in sentimental fiction such as Boyne s which does no honour to these tragic lost people And today there are perverse forces abroad from renowned historians to Catholic bishops who would deny that the Holocaust ever took place or to an extraordinary lesser degreeThey use every discrepancy of detail as well as lies to justify their denial So for anyone touching on this subject it is vital and morally incumbent on them to GET THE FACTS RIGHTThere is an overwhelming library of rivetting emotional inspiring and tragic Holocaust stories out there all factual which you may have already plunged into Boyne may even have led you there But finally Boyne just deserves to fade awayPSThe Oscar winning Foreign Language film of 1997 Life is Beautiful was also not surprisingly referred to as a fable It also is an implausible piece of Holocaust sentimentality and a stampede away from having to swallow the bitter pill of reality

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

PDF #8608 a nine year old boy called Bruno Though this isn't a book for nine year olds And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence We hope you never have to cross such a fence The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterful job of depicting the setting in such vivid detail and exposing the events in a manner that I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded and impending doom lingered on the horizonI was recommended this novel a while back while reading The Book Thief but after finishing that story and experiencing such deep sadness I knew I couldn t jump into another novel about the Holocaust for uite some time I m glad I waited because as with other works that cover this topic distance and perspective is key I feel the author did a grand job of juxtaposing two resounding themes in such a flawless manner one being of the evil that was the Holocaust against the second theme that of the innocence of a child I thought it was brilliant of Boyne to tell the story from the perspective of a nine year old German boy as you experience the events of this abominable and unthinkable time in history as a mere complicit bystander which ultimately leaves you with a sense of hopelessness The story unfolds the day Bruno arrives home to discover his family is moving from Berlin to Auschwitz where his father will serve as a Commandant for the concentration camp Bruno is forced to leave his three best friends for life and discovers that life in Auschwitz is lonely and desolate All that changes the day he meets a boy his exact age and they begin to forge a friendship over the course of year However as much as he finds he and Schmuel have in common living on opposite sides of the fence proves to have a devastating conseuence to their friendshipAfter completing this book I did some research on the author and the novel and found that he not only received well deserved praise for this book but also harsh criticism As with any piece of literature when words are committed to page and presented to an audience for their interpretation there will be varying degrees of acceptance and backlash Couple that with such a sensitive topic and you re bound to get a reaction Well my hats off to John Boyne for tackling a story through a uniue perspective and presenting a poignant fable that as a reader I willingly suspended my reality and experienced the events in a way that exposed my emotions and feelings to such a raw level Well done IMHO

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In the Epub #224 The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover but in this case we think that would spoil Th 35I didn t love this but I did appreciate the fact that it had a very powerful message and an ending I wasn t expecting at all My feelings were definitely changed by the fact that the author describes the story as a fable The abstractness makes a lot sense in that way Definitely an unforgettable read nonetheless


10 thoughts on “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  1. says:

    I hardly know where to begin bashing this book Do I start with the 9 year old boy and his 12 year old sister who read about 6 and 8 respectively The imperial measurements miles feet despite the German setting The German boy raised in Berlin who thinks that Der Führer is The Fury and Auschwitz is Out With despite being corrected several times and seeing it written down The other English language idioms and mis hearings despite our

  2. says:

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas would easily top my list of Worst Books about the HolocaustI am writing as one who was there I was once myself a boy in striped pajamas and am a survivor of six German concentration camps This book is so ignorant of historical facts about concentration camps that it kicks the history of the Holocaust right in the teethJohn Boyne's premise is that the nine year old son of the com

  3. says:

    35I didn't love this but I did appreciate the fact that it had a very powerful message and an ending I wasn't expecting at all My feelings were definitely changed by the fact that the author describes the story as a fable

  4. says:

    As Michael Kors once sighed to a clueless designer on Project Runway Where do I start Let's open with some descriptive words that sum up this book and I will then go on to explain them in further detail Patronizing Insipid Smarmy Just plain bad Patronizing I believe that to write good children's literature you have to thi

  5. says:

    Two innocent boys and two very different worlds separated by a not so infallible fenceBerlin 1942 middle of WWII beginnings of the Holocaust Bruno is a little boy of barely nine years old son of a very well standing german family His life passes relatively uneventful until one day his father is appointed commander in a faraway region Bruno his sister Gretel and his parents are compelled to relocate to Out With to a much smaller h

  6. says:

    I seriously suggest you read about what happened to real children in the Holocaust It won't fill your thoughts for many days or shock you; rather it will fill your LIFE and make you feel sick to the core of your beingPaul Friedlander himself a survivor recounts in his recent highly praised book the incident of 90 Jewish infants all under the age of five orphaned after their parents were murdered in a mass shootingThese children were subj

  7. says:

    A powerful concept but very poorly written even allowing for the young adult target audience and one of a tiny number of books I can think of that was better in the film versionPlotBruno is 9 and lives in Berlin in 1943 with his parents and 12

  8. says:

    uick reread because lets face it im high key obsessed with john boyne this is my seventh JB book in less than a month when i hit my tenth someone please stage an intervention loli first read this years ago so i forgot just how innocent the perspective of this story is which i think makes it even haunting we as humans are not born

  9. says:

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterfu

  10. says:

    When I was very young I lived in Romania Because there was past drama in my family I had three grandmothers and two grandfat

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