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The event that took place during World War 2 were dreadful,

frightening, and horrifying, affecting not only Jews, but many others as well.

During this time, many Jews were separated and forced into concentration

camps under the control of Adolf Hitler. Arguably, the worst concentration

camp during the Holocaust was Auschwitz-Birkenau; it was a

killing center where over 3 million European Jews died and prisoners

were doomed to slave labor and death. Experiencing these cruel conditions

can drastically change people’s lives in an instant, which is shown throughout

the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne. One of the main

characters, Shmuel, is a victim of the death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau and

its brutal environment.
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