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July 11, 2015

“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is back in the news today

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:15 am

In the news today, I read about a controversy that has been caused by Netflix recommending a comedy film for young people, that is supposedly comparable to the 2008 Holocaust film entitled The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

Two outraged teenagers have condemned Netflix as “highly inappropriate” after it suggested the Inbetweeners [movie] was like the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas [movie].

Disgusted Sid Clayton and Jarvis George said they were worried comparing a comedy about schoolboys to a bleak film about a boy slaughtered in the concentration camps could offend those who lost loved ones in the Holocaust.

The two 16-year-old boys were scrolling through the film streaming site at looking for something to watch at about 8pm on Tuesday when they came across the recommendation.

Under the heading “more like the Inbetweeners” the harrowing Holocaust film was listed high school comedies like 22 Jump Street.

When I first started blogging, over 5 years ago, one of my first blog posts was a review of the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. In my blog post, I did not reveal the ending, but you can probably guess what happens to the 8-year-old Jewish boy, who wears “striped pajamas” in what is supposed to be the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

This quote is from the end of my original blog post about the boy in the striped pajamas:

As the fable comes to an end, Bruno peeks through a transom (a glass window at the top of a door) and sees his father and other SS officers watching a movie about the concentration camps in which it is shown that they had orchestras, libraries, soccer matches and a cafe for the inmates. Actually, this movie is based on real life because the Nazis did make a film of the Theresienstadt concentration camp where the prisoners enjoyed all these things before many of them were sent to Auschwitz to be gassed.

The place, where the orchestra practiced at Birkenau, was close enough to the Crematorium III gas chamber that the prisoners could hear classical music as they descended into the undressing room. The soccer field at Birkenau was a stone’s throw from the Crematorium III gas chamber. There were large libraries for the prisoners at Dachau and Buchenwald and at the Auschwitz main camp, although not at Birkenau.

After seeing part of this movie, Bruno sneaks off to the concentration camp, taking an American style Subway sandwich with him for his friend Schmuel. (Back then, the Germans typically ate one slice of bread with a slice of sausage on top and German cookbooks had to explain how to make an American “sandwich.”)

Then we see Bruno’s father as he consults with other SS men in his office. There is an architectural drawing on the table, labeled Crematorium IV, which shows a gas chamber, disguised as a shower room.

As the music gets louder and louder, we know that the unthinkable is about to happen.

12 Comments »

  1. Eichman worked for Standard Oil (Rockefeller). Sorry about that. His employer is mentioned at the beginning of the video.

    Comment by who dares wings — July 12, 2015 @ 4:53 pm

    • Since he worked for Rockefellar they should have had him on trial for business ethics. That I would’ve been able to convict him on with no problem.

      Comment by Tim — July 12, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

  2. Okay FGS. You’re the journalists. What’s your take on the book? I mean the book seems to contradict itself. He’s a hero,yet he hauled the rugrats to the gas house himself. Why was he never put on trial?

    Comment by Tim — July 12, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

    • Rudolf Hoess, the Commandant of Auschwitz, WAS put on trial in Poland and convicted. He was hanged at the Auschwitz main camp. The gallows, on which he was hanged, is still on display near the gas chamber in the main camp.

      I wrote about Hoess on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/RudolfHoess.html

      The book is classified as a fable, meaning that it is based on the truth, but it is not the exact truth.

      Comment by furtherglory — July 12, 2015 @ 4:28 pm

      • Sorry FGS. I screwed up. This comment was supposed to be with the story about the guy who took the little children to the gas house. The meds my Dr. has me on right now should explain my f**k up. However I do have one question dealing with your comment. What possible reason ( or good ) could come from leaving the gallows up? Remind people of what the nazis did and make sure it don’t happen again? Well I hate to break their little jew hearts,but it’s happening as we speak. However nobody will ever know of these. The jews are too busy hogging the limelight.

        Comment by Tim — July 12, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

  3. Whoops! That was 630,000,000 not “65,000,000” Deutchmarks paid to israel by the German State Bank to build the Dimona reactor.

    Comment by who dares wings — July 11, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

    • Was that an actual price,or do you think the jews over inflated it since it was the Krauts that were paying?

      Comment by Tim — July 12, 2015 @ 6:48 am

  4. This video deconstructing an Israeli produced docudrama about Adolf Eichmann’s kidnapping broadcast on German TV is most intriquing. Apparently, he worked for Standard Oil in Palestine before he joined the NSDAP. He spoke Hebrew and Yiddish before managing the Transfer Agreement (Havara). He was an embezzler whom his superior in the SS (who became the CEO of Diamler Benz in Argentina) turned over to the Israelis. He had apparently been in bed with Zionists even during his days at Shell Oil in Palestine. His confession to Sassen was an intelligence operation. They may not have even executed him. He was a resigned semi-willing participant in a show trial needed to help establish the Shoah’s six million figure. Konrad Adenhauer secretly paid Ben Gurion 65,000,000 Deutchmarks for the construction of the Dimona reactor in Israel. He didn’t ask his government, or tell the Germans about it. Germany keeps giving Israel nuclear submarines NOT because they’re getting shaken down for Holocaust reparations, but because the two countries are in business together. Germany is the Eurosphere’s economic superpower thanks to all sorts of deals cut before WWII ended. This Eichmann exposé is framed by the genocidal gassings narrative which isn’t attacked. So, it’s an interesting excersize in what investigative German journalist Gaby Weber thinks she can get away with revealing without breaking the law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0569i90Gpuo

    Comment by who dares wings — July 11, 2015 @ 10:45 pm

    • Thanks for the link — I did not know of Gaby Weber.

      Comment by eah — July 12, 2015 @ 2:40 am

    • Did he work for shell or standard? I ask because you mentioned both in here. Even though the old man was long dead,Standard Oil still had his monopoly attitude,”f**k everyone you run across and bury them”. That and the fact that he had it in his head that God wanted him to control the oil industry.

      Comment by Tim — July 12, 2015 @ 6:45 am

    • Feivel Polkes, a Haganah Commander and member of the general staff, invited Eichmann and Hagen over to Palestine for a tete a tete. Unable to get into the British mandate at Haifa the SS geezers met the Zionists at the Cafe Groppi in Cairo Oct 1937. These and other SS/Zionist trysts, plottings and plannings wrt Palestine and Jewish immigration into the Mandate were all schmeered over after the shooting match finished. Oh the poor poor wandering tribe.All innocent like in their victimhood at the hands of the eeevil square heads. Walter Mitty murdering swine, always have been always will be.

      Comment by thestoker — July 12, 2015 @ 7:39 am

  5. Okay. If they wanna say people might be offended by that,then I’m gonna be offended at the way Netflix has classified the Nichols Cage movie,”left behind”. It’s in the drama,action and science fiction categories. I’m offended,because the bible says that is what will happen in the end times. Tell the little bastards to get over it. If they don’t like what Netflixs does,tell then cancell their membership. I saw the movie. You’re gonna tell me that the little Heb and kraut kid sat and had conversations at the fence line and nobody said anything . Nobody noticed it? Whatever

    Comment by Tim — July 11, 2015 @ 12:08 pm


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