Becaus The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech compared to John Boyne’s Boy in Striped Pajamas book. They both explained the problems for jews during the holocaust and their struggles. They have their differences but they also have their similarities, from the theme to the purpose of the speech and book.
Elie Wiesel was a small Jewish boy during WWII and wrote about his experiences. He devoted his life to make sure the holocaust was never forgotten. He eventually won a Nobel Peace Prize and gave an emotional speech at the event. “ I remember: it happened yesterday or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the kingdom of night. I remember his bewilderment, I remember his anguish. It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.”
“And I tell him that I have tried. That I have tried to keep the memory alive, that I have tried to fight those who would forget.
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John Boyne said, "I believed that the only respectful way for me to deal with this subject was throughout the eyes of a child, and particularly throughout the eyes of a rather naive child that couldn't possibly understand the terrible things that were taking place around him." Boyne wrote this book so people could understand how children on both sides of the fence felt, and how demented they were about the current situation. He thought that it was important that these incredible people were never forgotten. This story has multiple themes but family and friendship was the most important one. Family and friendship are both important themes for Bruno, as he struggles to determine what role he plays in his household, and how to approach his friendship with Shmuel. Bruno has not been taught to hate Jews, even though his father is high-ranking Nazi
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