Topics: Auschwitz concentration camp, World War II, Nazi concentration camps Pages: 3 (748 words) Published: October 7, 2013

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A naïve 9 year old boy, Bruno, living in Berlin during the world war two period, shifts to the a concentration camp due to his fathers job as commandant. Bruno knows nothing about what is going on around him and is shocked when he moves away from him comfortable and happy lifestyle in Berlin to such a desolate area at Auschwitz camp.

…After a while of being bored as he has know one to play with, he decides to discover… at the end of the woods he comes to a fence and opposite him, on the other side, he meets Shmuel, a Jewish Boy… the two boys come to share a genuine friendship…Bruno remains oblivious to the truth which Shmuel lives through every day at the concentration camp but nevertheless, both boys had found a friend. This friendship however, comes to end in an extremely tragic way…

This story is set over a year and demonstrates the holocaust, however, the story is told through two boys. It is unusual to do this as something as significant and tragic as the holocaust is told through the use of two children. This is extremely affective as it appeals to a variety of ages, it’s a more personal outlook to the holocaust and it makes the reader reflect on how many incredibly tragic things like Bruno and shmuel happened; it’s not the usual story about war but still manages to get the message across. The opening of the story is a full contrast to what the story is about: two children and their mother are being made to relocate due to their father’s job. In the beginning of the book, they are just angry, as they are reluctant about leaving their friends and their lavish lifestyle. As the reader reads on, one learns that the book is actually about so much more.

The two main characters of the book are Bruno and Shmuel. Both boys are different in all three ways: appearance, conditions and personality. Bruno is completely unaware of his surroundings and in some ways a...
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