The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: Guide

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas




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A film guide that looks at The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), where young Bruno is kept in the dark by his Nazi commandant father about the neighbouring concentration camp, until he strikes up a friendship through the wire fence.

This guide is useful for exploring subjects including History, Citizenship and English in addition to highlighting topics surrounding The Holocaust, World War Two, family, friendships, food and health, and growing up.

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  • Citizenship
  • English
  • History

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