History Literature / TheBoyInTheStripedPyjamas

1st Feb '16 2:54:36 PM NegiSpongie
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* KidsAreCruel: Averted with Bruno. A DeletedScene from the film shows Bruno watching in shock and confusion when his group of friends make rat noises at a Jewish passerby.
23rd Nov '15 10:11:26 AM MAI742
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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust: Yes.



* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust: Yes.
23rd Nov '15 10:10:51 AM MAI742
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Auschwitz complex actually had two major camps - one extermination, one concentration/work [[note]] for processing the arrivals at the extermination camp and manning the I.G. Farben synthetic rubber & petroleum plants in the town. Both camps were built by the concentration camp workforce [[/note]]. There was only one series of experimental gassings (of Soviet POW) in the concentration camp, after which the test-chamber was re-purposed and all incoming prisoners were handled at the extermination camp.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Auschwitz complex actually had two major camps - one extermination, one concentration/work [[note]] for processing the arrivals at the extermination camp and manning the Siemens and I.G. Farben synthetic rubber & petroleum plants in the town. Both camps were built by the concentration camp workforce [[/note]]. There was only one series of experimental gassings (of Soviet POW) in the concentration camp, after which the test-chamber was re-purposed and all incoming prisoners were handled at the extermination camp.


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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust: Yes.
31st Jul '15 2:21:11 PM phoenix
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''The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'' is a book by John Boyne about a young boy of nine named Bruno, who loved to play with his friends and go to school, among other fun things to do in Germany in the 1940s. Yeah, ''[[WorldWarII those]]'' [[NaziGermany 1940s]]. That is, until his father's job forces his family to move to Poland, particularly to an odd camp called "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Out With]]", which consists of a small house with an odd fence beside it. His older sister, Gretel, informs him that it will only be 'for the foreseeable future", which she figures to be about two weeks.

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''The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'' is a book by John Boyne about a young boy of nine named Bruno, who loved to play with his friends and go to school, among other fun things to do in Germany in the 1940s. Yeah, ''[[WorldWarII those]]'' [[NaziGermany [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany 1940s]]. That is, until his father's job forces his family to move to Poland, particularly to an odd camp called "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Out With]]", which consists of a small house with an odd fence beside it. His older sister, Gretel, informs him that it will only be 'for the foreseeable future", which she figures to be about two weeks.
12th Jun '15 2:52:49 PM MAI742
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** The movie is not any better, as it has been modified such that [[spoiler:Bruno's parents do realize their son is missing and may be at the concentration camp. The father runs into the camp only to find that one of the gas chambers has already begun working. The mother finds Bruno's clothes outside the camp and completely breaks down in tears.]]

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** The movie is not any better, as it has been modified such that [[spoiler:Bruno's parents do realize their son is missing and may be at within the concentration extermination camp. The father runs into the camp only to find that one of the gas chambers has already begun working. The mother finds Bruno's clothes outside the camp and completely breaks down in tears.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Bruno's father is the commandant of a concentration camp; his own son is killed in its gas chambers.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Bruno's father is the commandant boss of a concentration an extermination camp; his own son is killed in its gas chambers.]]



* OddCouple: Bruno, the son of a Nazi, and Shmuel, a Jewish child at a concentration camp.

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* OddCouple: Bruno, the son of a Nazi, and Shmuel, a Jewish child at a concentration an extermination camp.



* YouMonster: When Bruno's mother finds out what's ''really'' going on at the concentration camp she starts having frequent fights with her husband (the SS commander of the camp in question), at one point stating that she married a monster whose own mother couldn't even love him.

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* YouMonster: When Bruno's mother finds out what's ''really'' going on at the concentration camp she starts having frequent fights with her husband (the SS commander of the camp in question), at one point stating that she married a monster whose own mother couldn't even love him.
12th Jun '15 2:50:29 PM MAI742
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some reviewers of the film and book expressed disbelief that Shmuel would still be alive at the camp, saying that Nazis would gas those who couldn't work first. While many tens of thousands were processed by the extermination camp, the concentration/work camp part of the complex really did keep some around. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas_(film)#Reception 600-700 boys around the ages of eight were registered to be alive at that part of the camp during 1944-45]].

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some reviewers of the film and book expressed disbelief that Shmuel would still be alive at the camp, saying that Nazis would gas those who couldn't work first. While many tens the bulk of thousands young imports were processed by the extermination camp, the concentration/work camp part of the complex really did keep some around.retain some. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas_(film)#Reception 600-700 boys around the ages of eight were registered to be alive at that part of the camp during 1944-45]].
12th Jun '15 2:48:31 PM MAI742
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Auschwitz complex actually had two major camps - one extermination, and concentration [[note]] for processing the arrivals at the extermination camp and manning the I.G. Farben synthetic rubber & petroleum plants in the town. Both camps were built by the concentration camp workforce [[/note]]. There was only one series of experimental gassings (of Soviet POW) in the concentration camp, after which the test-chamber was re-purposed and all incoming prisoners were handled at the extermination camp.
** Some children were retained in the concentration/work camp at Auschwitz (see RealityIsUnrealistic below), but Shmuel would have been shot if he approached the fence.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Auschwitz complex actually had two major camps - one extermination, and concentration one concentration/work [[note]] for processing the arrivals at the extermination camp and manning the I.G. Farben synthetic rubber & petroleum plants in the town. Both camps were built by the concentration camp workforce [[/note]]. There was only one series of experimental gassings (of Soviet POW) in the concentration camp, after which the test-chamber was re-purposed and all incoming prisoners were handled at the extermination camp.
** Some children were retained in the concentration/work concentration camp at Auschwitz (see RealityIsUnrealistic below), but Shmuel would have been shot if he approached the fence.
12th Jun '15 2:37:18 PM MAI742
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The presence of an eight-year-old child in Auschwitz is unlikely but at least marginally possible (see RealityIsUnrealistic below), but Shmuel absolutely would not have been able to stroll up to the fence for chats. The first time he tried it would have gotten him shot.
** Bruno not even knowing ''who Hitler was'' is implausible to say the least.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The presence of an eight-year-old child in Auschwitz is unlikely but complex actually had two major camps - one extermination, and concentration [[note]] for processing the arrivals at least marginally possible the extermination camp and manning the I.G. Farben synthetic rubber & petroleum plants in the town. Both camps were built by the concentration camp workforce [[/note]]. There was only one series of experimental gassings (of Soviet POW) in the concentration camp, after which the test-chamber was re-purposed and all incoming prisoners were handled at the extermination camp.
** Some children were retained in the concentration/work camp at Auschwitz
(see RealityIsUnrealistic below), but Shmuel absolutely would not have been able to stroll up to the fence for chats. The first time he tried it would have gotten him shot.
been shot if he approached the fence.
** Bruno not even knowing ''who Hitler was'' is implausible to say the least.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some reviewers of the film and book expressed disbelief that Shmuel would still be alive at the camp, given that Nazis would gas those who couldn't work first. However, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas_(film)#Reception statistics recovered from Auschwitz]] showed that up 600-700 boys around the ages of eight were registered to be alive at the camp during 1944-45.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some reviewers of the film and book expressed disbelief that Shmuel would still be alive at the camp, given camp, saying that Nazis would gas those who couldn't work first. However, While many tens of thousands were processed by the extermination camp, the concentration/work camp part of the complex really did keep some around. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas_(film)#Reception statistics recovered from Auschwitz]] showed that up 600-700 boys around the ages of eight were registered to be alive at that part of the camp during 1944-45.1944-45]].
31st May '15 3:03:33 PM eroock
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15th May '15 8:59:51 PM KeyaS
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* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Nathalie's reaction to Ralf. Unusually for this trope, this attitude is portrayed positively, as Nathalie isn't upset at something minor, but rather the fact that her son is a Nazi.
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