Essay by jasperbamdeUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, May 2014

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Rationale for Creative Response

Rationale for Artwork on the children in the World War 2

I am inspired by the movie "The boy in the Striped Pyjama". The story is about a little boy called Bruno. During the World War 2, you can see through the eyes of the innocent Bruno. His father is a commandant at the concentration camp. He moves and meets a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence. He is forbidden to be friends with him but they do become friends and he gets unexpected consequences

It is a great story because it shows how awful war is in the eyes of the children.

Growing up in Holland we have every year a Remembrance Day On May 4,In Holland we call it the "Dodenherdeking" (that means remembering all the people who died in the war) There are remembrance gatherings all over the country.

At the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam the King and all Ministers come to remember the war with two minutes of silence at 8 p.m. On May 5, the liberation is celebrated when festivals are held at most places in the Netherlands.

So as a child you are educated to respect what happened during the war and be thankful to live in peace.

Historical Background

The Second World War was the most deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and there were more than 50 million military and civilian deaths It started with Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939, the war would drag on for six deadly years until the final Allied Forces liberated Europe of both from Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945.

Holland for instance was liberated by the First Canadian Army and the British I Corps, as well as American, Belgian, Dutch...