Analysis Of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

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Introduction "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas", a novel written by Boyne (2006), commemorates the memory of the Holocaust in an exceptionally emotive manner which draw the attention of any reader, regardless his culture, religion or nationality, to the effect of this event on peoples ' life. Consequently, millions of copies of this novel were peddled all over the world, then a movie carries the same name has been on show in 2008. Being emotionally attached by the novel and, even more, by the movie, the researcher paid visits to number of the concentration camp memorials where the Holocaust took place and where large number of people met their final destination. After visiting these attractions which memorialize the dark aspects in history, the researcher got curious to know more about these dark sites and to know why do people are attracted to it.…show more content…
Travelling to the different sites of death and atrocities, a phenomenon which is widely known as dark tourism (Foley & Lennon, 1996) has been increasing rapidly over the past few decades for instance; 17.5 million visitors went to "Ground Zero", the site of September 11 attacks in New York since its opening in 2011 (9/11 Memorial), in 2014, 1.5 million visitors went to "Auschwitz- Birkenau Holocaust Memorial Site" in Poland (Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum report 2014), an estimated yearly number of 900.000 to another Holocaust-related memorial which is "Dachau Concentration Camp" near Munich and 600.000 to "Anne Frank House" which is related to the suffering of the Jewish people during wartime in Amsterdam (Lennon & Foley,
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