The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Essay

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne The History: World War II In 1933, Adolf Hitler rose to power in the German government. That year, he began persecuting “inferior races”. Jews were targeted by large masses. People took away their stuff and told them what to do. They were told that they couldn’t go to school. They were also told who they could and couldn’t have a relationship with. On November 9, 1938, an even more horrifying persecution of Jews began. Around 30,000 Jews were introduced to concentration camps, although these were temporary. While the Hebrew people were being held prisoner for no apparent reason, their property and religious centers were plundered and destroyed. Hundreds of Jews died, from the piracy and many committed suicide. Germany began to conquer other countries. Hitler was an extremely sick, disgusting man who sought to eliminate non-Aryan individuals. He took over several countries for the sole purpose of getting rid people who weren’t good enough for him. In the end, the Nazis killed around 6.5 million Jews. They used a unspeakable device called concentration camps. The story, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, takes place in 1942 at one of the most devastating of all the concentration camps, Auschwitz. Auschwitz was not only the largest of all the concentration camps, but also the most infamous. Concentration camps were made to make Jews and other minorities feel like they aren’t human, because according to Hitler and his repulsive philosophy, they weren’t. In Auschwitz, around 20,000 people were murdered by gas chambers alone everyday. They also used guns. Gas chambers a horrible way that the Nazis killed their prisoners. To get the prisoners into the gas chambers, the sick, poor excuses for human beings would tell the deprived, starving, depressed, and hopeless minorities that they were receiving a shower. That is one of
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