Please join members of the Rutland Jewish Center and the college community at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Tuttle Hall for a free screening of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” followed by an optional discussion.
Yom HaShoah V’Hagevurah (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day) is observed this year on Sunday night and Monday. To mark the event, the college is hosting a screening of this powerful film.
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is an award-winning movie produced in the UK and Hungary in 2008 and is one of most emotionally turbulent films ever made.
The film follows the life of a young boy whose father is an SS officer. The family lives in a pleasant home and dines on fine food provided by servants. Flowers and vegetables grow in the backyard. The boy sees that not far from the house is a camp surrounded by tall barbed wire fences and that all the people in the camp wear stripped clothing. Through the fence, he makes friends with one of the children in blissful ignorance of the true nature of the camp.