This movie I rented at the local Movie Gallery too. I liked the movie somewhat, but the whole environment in the movie was "off". I mean you have an environment of which the people are supposed to be dressed in a German way, sound German as in speaking "atleast" with a German accent. The Jewish boy, his clothes were never dirty, neither were the other prisoners at the alledged Work Camp.
The mother of the boy, she became instantly "down", "mental" over becoming alledgedly so suddenly aware of the "smoke" in the woods from the "Camp" and yet when they, the parents decided the two children and wife would leave to reside with other relatives, the mother instantly is "back to normal" and is pleasant with her murderous husband. They were speaking and dressed as if they were in some '50 English movie, not from and of Germany, which made this movie less that real, atleast for me anyway. But wow, what an ending!!
They would have done a headcount and matched the numbers to make sure they were accounting for who they were exterminating too. Very unlikely a small boy would have gone unnoticed and unchecked in such a Concentration Camp regardless of how remote. German Nazis with the wonderful help of IBM of America, were obsessed with accountability in who they detained, and exterminated.
Want to read more? War Against the Weak, Breeding Better Vermonters, IBM and the Holocaust.
My family was targeted in New Hampshire by the Children's Aide Society (now called Children's Protective Services) which then allied with the Eugenics Movement here in New England.
Never assume it didn't happen here in Amerika. It did starting with the Native People's, Boarding Schools and Trains; etc.