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Ashley Grob Brachfeld Honors English Period 5 April 23, 2015 Introduction Many World War II events have been forgotten or left unrecognized. Through the use of movies based off of literature, we can be reminded of these notable events. Movies such as The Sound of Music, The Diary of Anne Frank ,etc., are based off of nonfiction occurrences, and help us remember the treachery of this War. There are also fiction movies such as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Imitation Game that hold very important information on the real happenings. There are many sources of literature that could be used to create these motion pictures such as novels, news reports, and diaries. Whether through a documentary or a children's movie, there is great insight …show more content…

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is an example of this. This is also a fictional story about children during the holocaust. It helps us realize the hard painful truth of the events that took place. It helps teach us that true friendship pays no attention to race, religion, or stereotypes (Nelson, 2006). Another movie used to help us understand events is the newly released movie The Imitation Game. This movie goes through the ending of the war, and how the British solved Enigma (Waxman, 2015). It was a story unknown by many, until it was brought to the big screen. The final and most important use for movies made from literature in World War II is to help us feel the emotions that were felt during that time. The Sound of Music was a movie based off of the true story of The Trapp Family Singers. This took place during World War II when the children were being removed from England before Germany bombed them (Yagoda, 2014). This helps us feel the emotion they felt, and see what it was …show more content…

"The anti-hype." Publishers Weekly 10 Apr. 2006: 5. Student Resources in Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA144564064&v=2.1&u=palmerridgehs&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w&asid=8f6d74b4d05e1bc7e9546c1d1c98a4af This source is an educational resource which discusses The Boy in Striped Pajamas. This movie is about the son of a German commander that moves to be closer to the concentration camp he works at. The German boy finds the fence to the camp, and becomes friends with a Jewish boy on the inside. They eventually get themselves in trouble and end up in a gas chamber dying together. This source discusses this. I gained information from this about the nonfiction aspects of this novel and movie, which helped me type my formal essay. Ross, Deborah. "Keep on running." Spectator Mar. 2014: 55+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA362851145&v=2.1&u=palmerridgehs&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w&asid=4d414678e9518ce2948b7e5eafc34eee This source describes The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusac. It describes and summarizes the book. I gained information on the nonfiction event sthat occurred from talked about in the

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