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The protagonist. . .

Bruno, a 9 year-old boy, must leave his grandiose house in Berlin after his father receives a new position in the German Army to move to Auschwitz (Out-With, as Bruno calls it). Bruno notices the people in striped pajamas who live across the fence from him. As he becomes friends with Shmuel, one of the boys in striped pajamas, he starts to question what he knows about adults and how he led his old life in Berlin.

The setting. . .

This book is set during the World War II Era and is specifically set during the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, the Jews, as well as other minority groups, were persecuted and killed by the Nazi government in Germany between 1933 and 1945.

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