The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. By John Boyne Before we even begin to read, let’s find out: Your job is to work on the questions below. See what you can discover about life in the 1940s – particularly about life in Europe. You get to decide how you will present this information, but we will be discussing this during class time, SO BE READY TO SHARE BY 13th May 2011 (Period 3) So, here we go (Remember – no cut and paste. Put it into your own words and in SENTENCES!): 1. When and where was Adolf Hitler born and when/where did he die? 2. What are some facts that you can find out about his childhood? 3. When did his rise to political power begin? What did people call him? 4. Why did he want to become a leader? Why could he convince the German people to believe in his ideas? 5. What name did the political party have and what became the symbol for them? 6. What is anti-Semitism? 7. Were there other groups of people that Hitler opposed? 8. How did a person become classed as Jewish? 9. Name some of the concentration camps that were set up. Why were they called “Death Camps”? What else happened there? 10.Is there any record of Hitler having children? Was he married? 11.Is there other information that may be relevant or interesting?