The Boy in Striped Pajamas

The Boy in Striped Pajamas

The Boy in Striped Pajamas

Loren, from the German Stammtish, where I go to practice my smiling and nodding skills, recommends the film “The Boy in Striped Pajamas.”

It is about an 8-year-old boy Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer who befriends a Jewish boy he meets across the fence that keeps Shmu’el inside a concentration camp.  It has been compared to “Schindler’s List” and other similar films.

I try to go to the theater at least once a year and see a real movie the old fashioned way.  Well, the year is running out . . .

Do you think this should be my movie for this year?

Has anyone else seen it?

Train of Remembrance

I hope I don’t get in trouble for plagiarizing myself!  I posted this note on my “Theological German” blog:

Zug der ErinnerungThe Train of Remembrance is making its way through German cities, commemorating German children who were deported by the Nazis.  The German government seems to be dragging its feet in supporting the traveling exhibit.

Margaret, who keeps us supplied in eggs, forwarded this notice from Ursela.

The train will be in Dresden when I arrive in Germany.

Here is the link to the press releases in English.