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‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’: Otherness through a child’s eyes

Author(s) Baloğlu, U.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2014  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Innovative Practice and Research Trends in Identity, Citizenship and Education  
Age group -  
'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' is a fictional tale of the unlikeliest of friends: the son of a Nazi commandant and a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Written by John Boyne and published in 2006, the book was made into a film in 2008. The main characters in the film are children. Whilst there are many films on the Holocaust, this film is distinctive insofar as it is narrated from a child’s perspective and the human tragedy involved is seen through a child’s eyes.

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