Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the
Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being
inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is
that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house
in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play
with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel
existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who,
like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.
Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to
revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he
will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.