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The book was rank first in Ireland for over 80 weeks and was the bestselling book in Spain for two years. Boyne had always been fascinated by the Holocaust and had studied the historical context of the genocide and World War II. He reports that within hours of having the initial idea to write a novel set during the Holocaust, he had completed the first draft of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The ending of the novel was set in stone from that first draft, completed on April 30, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is described on the title page as "a fable," a characterization Boyne has said he chose in order to explain some of the story's unrealistic aspects. In interviews, the author stresses that rather than being a historical novel about Auschwitz, the book is meant to be a universal story about any concentration camp in World War II, since so many children were victimized during that time.
Shmuel is the deuteragonist in the novel, 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' as well as its movie adaptation. He is nine years old and is born on April 15, , which happens to be also Bruno's birthday too. Shmuel is short for his age due to stress and malnutrition and has his hair shaved.
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