Holocaust and Nazi-Themed Films
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
Posted: August 18, 2009
"The Boy in Striped Pajamas" is a powerful and complex movie. Its ending is devastating, but the power of the movie does not lie solely in the memorable conclusion. Throughout, it provokes strong and complicated emotions.
The film touches on the variety of hate's manifestations and reactions to them and demonstrates that hatred is not a natural phenomenon for young people.
It makes one think about moral issues and reminds us of the consequences of hatred, first, of course, for the victims but for the oppressors as well.
-- Excerpted from "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," an op-ed about the film by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League.