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A boy in the striped pajamas

This story is about a boy called Bruno who had met a boy in the striped pajamas.  The boy in the striped pajama was Jewish and they met between the fence of the a concentration camp. Bryno moved near the camp but he never could go inside there because his father was the leader of the army. One day the boy asked Bruno if he could find his father with him. So Bruno made a hole and went in the camp. Then they got killed in the gas room.

This book let me know how much the war was awful. And I thought that I want to learn more about it.

It was ★★★★☆

GENRE: ????

I want many people to read this book!

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Diary of young girl Anne Frank

I’m interesting in world warⅡform when I was Grade 2.

My teacher taught me about “Anne Frank” After that I looked for biography book at library. I am too young to read long book about Anne Frank, so first I read comic book. I wanted to go Germany to look Anne’s hometown. I like Anne’s gut and her personality. She thought about the world until she died. So I wanted to read Anne’s Diary in English this winter holiday.

I was disconsolate when I read this book. Moreover I got courage to live.

Anne Frank is Jew girl who lived in Germany. But World War Ⅱwas started in 1939. So that Anne’s family needed to escape to Poland. They lived in refuge with other family. They couldn’t go anywhere.

Finally Anne’s family was founded. Anne dead in accommodation because of typhoid.

Anne’s fatter, Otto Frank published Anne’s diary.

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A Boy in the striped pyjamas

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Bruno is a 9-year-old boy growing up during World War II in Berlin with his parents and his 12 year old sister named Gretel.  His father is a high-ranking  officer who, after a visit from Adolf Hitler, he got promoted to be a Commandant. It made the entire family to move away to a place called Out-With which turns out to be Auschwitz. When Bruno gets there, he feels sick after leaving behind his family, grandparents, and his 3 best friends for life.  He is unhappy with his new home. It only has three floors, there are always soldiers coming in and out of the house. Bruno is lonely and has no one to talk to or play with and the house is so small that there is no exploring to be done. However, one day while Bruno is looking out of his window he notices a group of people all wearing the same striped pyjamas  and striped hats or bald heads. Since he is a curious child, Bruno asks his sister who these people are, but she does not know. His father tells him that these people are not real people at all, as they are Jews.  There is also a soldier called Lieutenant Kurt Kotler who is violent in his ways to the Jewish prisoner, Pavel. Pavel works around the house and is always treated badly by Lieutenant Kotler. One day Bruno falls off his swing and Pavel helps him with the wound. Bruno asks if his mother should take him to a doctor, but he replyed saying that he is a doctor. Bruno finds out he is not allowed to explore the back of the house or its surroundings, but due to the combination of curiosity and boredom, he decides to explore. He spots a boy on the other side of the fence. Excited that there might be a boy his age, Bruno introduces himself and finds out Jewish boy’s name is Shmuel. He was taken from his family (his father came with him, his mother and his siblings are at home) and forced to work in Auschwitz. Almost every day, they meet at the same spot. Soon, they become best friends. Bruno and Shmuel even shared the same birthday. They are basically the same person born into different circumstances, one a Jew, the other a German. Bruno’s mother persuades his father to take them back to Berlin  after a year at their new home, while the father stays at Auschwitz. The story ends with Bruno about to go back to Berlin with his mother and sister on the orders of his father. As a final adventure, he agrees to dress in a set of striped pyjamas and go in under the fence to help Shmuel find his father, who went missing in the camp. The boys are unable to find him. Then the boys are mixed up in a group of people going on a march. Boys doesn’t   know where the march will lead. However, they are soon crowded into a gas chamber.

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Over to You

Author:Roald Dahl
Rate:★★★☆☆
Genre:war

Summary:This book has ten short stories about fliers and flying.I would like to write a summary of my favorite story,”Yesterday Was Beautiful”.
One young pilot woke up.He doesn’t know where he is.He seems he had ejected from the plain. He has injured his ankle.Though he wants to go back to the mainland,he needs a boat to go back so he asks to an old man where he can get a boat.The old man tells him that Joannis has a boat.The young pilot decides to go to Joannis’s house.The pilot finds Joannis’s house and talks with Anna,who is Joannis’s wife.She asks some questions to the pilot and begins to talk that every day the Germans came over to this land and attack them.Then she asks how many people have the pilot killed.The pilot answers ‘As many as I could’. Anna tells him to kill them all.Then she asks again what he wants and leads him to out the front door and tells him the old man there is Joannis.The pilot turns back to say something to her again,but the woman has disappeared into the house.

Roald Dahl is known to write books for children but this book wasn’t for kids but for adults. So it was difficult and sophisticated. I could feel that war can even change person’s character through reading this book.It was interesting,but a little bit difficult so I recommend to read this book if you are interested in World War Two.

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