SET DURING WORLD WAR II, THIS IS A THE UNFORGETTABLE STORY ABOUT THE LINES THAT DIVIDE US, ABOUT A FRIENDSHIP THAT WAS NEVER MEANT TO HAPPEN BUT THAT BECAME INEVITABLE AND ABOUT THE HOPE THAT UNITES US.
Being the son of a military commander, 9 years old Bruno is forced to move with his family to place he calls ‘Out With.’ Angered and confused by his fathers decision to move aways from their five storey mansion, Bruno, who is quite the explorer, locks himself in his bedroom with no friends to play with. Until he discovers from his bedroom window a fence behind which he sees many people wearing striped pyjamas. One day, escaping the boring classes of his hired teacher Herr Litz, Bruno decides to go out exploring and meets a little boy behind the fence with the unusual name Shmuel. Even though Bruno does not understand the reason why Shmuel is always dressed in his pyjamas and can not leave from behind the fence, the two kids become friends, and Bruno visits him every day. It isn’t for long that Bruno, at the innocent age of 9, learn from his older sister that the pyjama people are in fact called Jews and are destined to spend their lives behind the fence, a place that in fact is called Auschwitz…
Questions for the Students:
1. What is the name of the protagonist in the book?
2. How old is he?
3. Has he got any friends to play with?
4.What is his teacher's name?
5. What is the view that he sees from his room?
6. Who is his new friend?
7. Why is he behind the fence?
8. Why is he always dressed in stryped pyjamas?
9. What does JEWS mean for his parents?
10. What do you know about that place called Auschwitz?
1. Surf the the Internet and find out the most important information about the historical moment represented in the movie.
2. Find out credible information about Auschwitz. You can bring books, papers, magazines, etc and show them to the class.
-Striped: a rayas o the rayas; como la bandera de USA(stripes and stars= rayas y estrellas).
- Fence: valla.
-Hired teacher: profesor particular, o contratado.
-Kids: chicos, niños (boys)