Accuracy On The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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The Boy in the Striped pajamas by John Boyne is about a nine year old boy, Bruno, lives with his twelve year old sister, Gretel and his mother, father, and a couple of family works like a maid and cook. Their father is a Nazi officer. They live in Berlin but move to “Out-With”. While in “Out-With”, he befriends a boy in striped pajamas named Shmuel. Bruno goes to see him every day that he can. He brings Shmuel food and they talk. The downside is that Shmuel lives on the other side of the wire fence. The fence is in the woods far back in Bruno’s backyard. He is a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz concentration camp.. It turns out that Shmuel and Bruno have the same birthday. As the story goes on, Shmuel and Bruno become very close. They came so close that Bruno eventually goes under the fence to the
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He does because in the novel, they went into this building and they didn’t know what was happening. As Bruno marched on he found “there was no more rain coming down anymore because they were all piling into a long room that was surprisingly warm and must have been very securely built because no rain was getting anywhere. In fact it felt completely air-tight” (Boyne 212). While researching, I found out that more about gas chambers. First, a gas chamber is a “method of executing condemned prisoners by lethal gas” (Denno). “A gas chamber was first adopted in the U.S. state of Nevada in 1921 in an effort to provide a more humane form of capital punishment. During the Holocaust, however, Nazi Germany employed gas chambers for the purpose of killing Jews and other targeted groups” (Denno). In the story, the building they went into was a gas chamber. Bruno and Shmuel disappear at the end of the story. In reality, they were killed in the gas chambered and no one found them because they burn the bodies. Gas chambers were traditionally made for concentration
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