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Writer John Boyne in new row over The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas sequel

The Irish author who wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which was a box office hit but sparked controversy over accusations of Nazi sympathising, has quit Twitter after it was revealed he’s written a sequel.   

John Boyne, 51, announced earlier this year that All The Broken Places, a follow-up to his 2006 bestseller about a friendship between a Jewish boy, Shmuel, in a concentration camp and Bruno, the son of an SS officer, will be published in September.

When The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was released, and made into a film in 2008, some said the work could encourage sympathy for the Nazis, with one critic suggesting the Boyne had set ‘Holocaust education back by decades.’ 

In 2020, the Auschwitz Memorial condemned Boyne’s novel, writing: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas should be…


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