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Jtube: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Can we blame children for hating, just as their parents did?


Can we blame children for hating, just as their parents did?

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Visitor Comments: 29

(27) DorothyFrancesGoldstein, March 1, 2012 4:18 PM

READ this book!

Did anyone READ this book? The character of Bruno did not grow up hating. In fact he was open to learning all he could about his new friend and his refusal to be caught up in his father's devotion to "The Fury" ended up costing him dearly.

Linda, July 31, 2012 2:04 PM

re READ this book

Yes, I think a lot of people missed the point. And many were disappointed by the weird ending.

(26) Richard Steinhart, August 2, 2011 12:37 PM

Obviously details are inaccurate but the message is perfect.

Obviously details are inaccurate but the message is perfect. When did the accursed Germans ever speak such perfect English in their homes between themselves? However, their cold, inhuman middos (character traits) are sadly multi-national and express themselves in various people who have allowed selfish cruelty to be their guide of behaviour in life. Let us all be warned not to allow ourselves, G-d forbid, to emulate the thoughts and behaviour of such beasts in our lives. Recent sad events between our own people have sadly shown what happens when people do not remain on their guard and allow bad middos to creep into their behaviour.

(25) Yehoshua, October 21, 2009 11:35 AM

Alicia...know your Bible before you quote it!

The verse in proverbs states: "Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he matures he will not depart from it". We as adults have a mission in life and that is to lead exemplary and moral lives not just for ourselves but for our family , friends and God (not necessarily in the proper order). Our kids learn from our actions and even thoughts w/o us realizing it. True all things are from God for us to be tested and improve ourselves as His Creation, yet evil which the nazi's created (and lasts till this day) should be obliterated (Psalms: Those who hate you God, I hate as well). The German boy was killed together with the Jewish boy, many million other children were killed as well because their parents didn't teach them right from wrong. Maybe it's time we realize that education starts not i the schools or the media, but the moment our children are born, and even before that!

(24) Yehoshua Cirt, October 13, 2009 2:30 PM

This movie is not right and is very sureal.

Imagine-- children living in the murder camps-- no way! they were murdered immediately! And where is the stench? The German boy had to be throwing up when ever he came near. This is a rather pretty movie, don't you think? I mean, it's pretty tame and palatable. The Shoah was not tame... But then again, if this movie had any real authentacy, then it would not be for family viewing, would it?

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