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Should we shield our children from the evils of the world?


Should we shield our children from the evils of the world?

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Visitor Comments: 13

(11) Anonymous, July 28, 2013 6:56 AM

Although this movie shows how parents tried to shield their children's innocence and how people were able to be positive under such inhumane circumstances, I believe this movie shows an erroneous view of the horrors of the Holocaust. We should be inspired by people who were positive without EVER forgetting or minimizing the atrocities that the Jews went through during the Holocaust, which was definitely no type of "game" or anything related to "fun."

(10) Cherrie, December 15, 2012 3:27 AM

I love this part of the movie. I love how he looks at this new life and how he translates it to his dear son. Wow how awesome to be that positive. I pray I can be too and trust in HaShem to work it all out instead of worrying or being sad of the place in life I'm at.

(9) richard, October 10, 2012 4:55 PM

German subtitles might help to see the funny side

As I don't understand German, I can only imagine what the tyrant is yelling. If I am to appreciate the obviously "gutsy" side of the "translator" and how it could appear funny, were it not so serious, it would be interesting to see how the bad news is so skillfully portrayed to people in a way that they maintain their sanity in a cruel environment. Does anyone agree with me?

(8) Steve Lurie, October 10, 2012 4:18 PM

It is a sin to lie to your children under any circumstance

If you lie to your child about one thing, what is a child to think about all the other things you have told that child? How many lies do you have to tell to be called a liar?

(7) Anonymous, October 10, 2012 3:49 PM


This was the best movie I've ever seen. I laughed and I cried all through it. It was wonderful how the Dad protected the son. There is plenty of time for explaining when they get older.

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