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Background Research Worksheet
Book Selection: The Boy with the Stripped Pajamas.
Author: John Boyne
Using support from your research materials, identify and explain any political, social, economic, or cultural issues that may shape the story. Things that helped shaped this story were more social and cultural issues. This book manages to make you feel how utterly evil, Evil is; and the people that carry this evil in them. In my opinion, the movie has cultural issues because of the fact that everybody understands things the way they aren’t meant. If Aryans ever were to live the life of a Jew, they would have a very different mindset on them. Aryans think that Jews are harmful people that want to cause harm, or even think of them as life without meaning. Jew’s obviously weren’t in the high class society, due to this they were treated unfairly. So they were kind of easy targets. It’s a Jews word against the rest. Especially in these kids, these kids have no say in what’s going on. They see each other as equals because of the Aryan boys’ lack of knowledge on the situation.
Source: http://www.bethinking.org/culture-worldview/introductory/the-boy-in-the-striped-pyjamas.htm

Imagine what it would be like to live in this situation. Using supporting details from your research, discuss the greatest challenges people might face under these circumstances.
To live in a situation like this would be the most terrifying thing in the world, from the position I stand in now. But if I was already there in the concentration camp and had no other choice, to have a random Aryan kid bring food to me and help me out, keep me company; it would be wonderful. Probably the greatest challenge that people face there is the fact that they were once free and having to go from living the life they were living to being controlled by harsh people; that would be the hardest for me. That any little thing can get them killed. Also not knowing what you’re going to wake up to; that would be

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