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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Book Thief

Year 12 AS History students are invited on a trip to see The Book Thief on Wednesday 12th March

 Year 12 AS students are studying Nazi Germany as part of their History AS Level. In order to develop their understanding of how Jewish people were treated during the Second World War, there was a trip to Westfield Vue to watch ‘The Book Thief’ on Wednesday 12th March.


Film can play a valuable role in terms of enrichment of this particular topic by providing a window into the every day life of people the students are studying.

 

 

 

Below, is a review of what this film is all about:
“Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. This film is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.”

Ms Somrah