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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1-5 Summary

John Boyne
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Chapters 1-5 Summary

This is a young adult novel about the Holocaust. The author has chosen to tell the story through the eyes of a naive young child because he feels that no one who was not a victim of the Holocaust can truly understand the atrocities that took place in the concentration camps during this period in history.

Chapter 1. Bruno Makes a Discovery. Nine year old Bruno comes home from school one day to discover the maid packing the things in his room. Bruno rushes to his mother and learns that the entire family is leaving Berlin because Bruno's father, an officer in the German military, has been given a prestigious job by the Fuhrer or Fury as Bruno calls him. Bruno is upset because he loves exploring this house he has lived in all his life and does not want to leave behind his three best...

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