The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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Jewish Man: No, it's just a shower.

Bruno: Why do you wear pajamas all day?
Shmuel: The soldiers. They took all our clothes away.
Bruno: My dad's a soldier, but not the sort that takes people's clothes away.

Father: What are you doing today?
Bruno: The same as yesterday.
Father: And what was that.
Bruno: The same as the day before.

Bruno: We're not supposed to be friends, you and me. We're meant to be enemies. Did you know that?

Pavel - Jewish servant: I practiced as a doctor.
Bruno: You must not have been very good then, if you had to practice.

Bruno: It's not fair you've got a nicer view.
Gretel: I'm not swapping.

Mother: Ralf, you promised: You said it was miles away... One of them was in our kitchen.

Bruno: I'm Bruno.
Shmuel: Shmuel.
Bruno: Sorry?
Shmuel: I'm Shmuel.
Bruno: That's your name? I've never heard of anyone called that before.
Shmuel: I've never heard of anyone called Bruno.
Bruno: Shmuel? No one's called Shmuel.

Mother: No Ralph No, not that... That isn't war.
Father: The fatherland we all desire cannot be achieved without work such as this.
Mother: Don't touch me.

Bruno: I want to go home.
Father: You are home, Bruno. Home is where the family is.

Bruno: Dad's a good man.
Gretel: Of course he is.

Bruno: He used to be a doctor once, but gave it all up to peel potatoes.

Lieutenant Kotler: How dare you talk to someone in the house? How dare you? Have you been stealing from the house?.. When I come back, we'll have a little chat about what happens to rats who steal.

Grandpa: You know, Ralf, your mother really is sick. She's been talking about this visit for weeks.
Mother: Maybe that's what's made her sick.

Father: I'm a soldier. Soldiers fight a war.
Mother: That's not war.
Father: It's a vital part of it.

Factual error: At the end, When the Jews are in the gas chamber, Zyklon B is dropped in through a vent at the top. While this is correct and represents the method used by the SS, the results are not. In the film it is depicted that the victims are dead within minutes. While this is true to a degree, the actual effects took 15-20 minutes to actually kill. Yes some of the more infirm people will have died quickly but the entire chamber would not have died that quickly.

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Trivia: In the scenes inside the camp, the boys were both meant to be barefoot. However the actor who played Bruno's parents vetoed it, and thus the boys were allowed to wear shoes.

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Answer: Yes. The Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp site was a huge area consisting of 3 separate camps, of which Camp II (Birkenau) was the biggest and had the commandant office and SS housing right next to it. The camp commander lived either close to camp II in the small town of Brzezinka or camp I, called the main camp. There were several houses and farms around the area and the town of Oswiecim in between all three camps. There were also several dozen subcamps.


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