The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

why were gretels dolls shown in such a horrific fashion ?

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The dolls were piled up in the basement without clothes. This scene was meant to evoke an image of the thousands of Jews piled up and thrown into mass graves.

They were locked away in the basement with no clothes on. I don't know what this symbolizes though.