The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne
As he strolled along the length of the fence he came to notice a young boy. The boy introduced himself as Shmuel, and as the two began talking they even figured out that they shared the same birthday. Shmuel wore the same uniform striped pajamas that matched everyone else's inside the fence and had the same shaved hairstyle. Everyday after their meeting Bruno would walk down to the same spot where Shmuel would always be sitting and waiting for him. It was not long until the pair became best friends.
After about a year at Auschwitz Bruno hears the news that he will be returning to Germany, so him and Shmuel decide that they need a final adventure. So on Bruno's last day in Germany he goes to the fence as always and finds Shmuel who hands an extra pair of the famous striped pajamas to him. Because this time, for Bruno, the exploring would take place on the opposite side of the fence.
Find out what happens to Bruno in Shmuel's environment in John Boyne's "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."
Real Life Facts Learned from the Book
2. Hitler was referred to as "the Fuhrer of Germany" as mentioned in the book
3. The phrase "Heil Hitler" was actually used by Hitler's followers as a form of worship