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How does John Boyne use the character of Shmuel to show the suffering of Jewish people under the Nazis?

There are many quotes in the book ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ that show how the Jews were treated under Nazi control, through Bruno’s friend from the other side of the fence. However, the author does this in a clever and unique way; through his clothes. An example of this is found on page one hundred and six in chapter ten, where Shmuel “wore the same striped pyjamas that all the other people on that side of the fence wore, and a striped clothed cap on his head. ” This tells the reader that he is not seen as an individual at the concentration camp, but as part of a group with no personal identity as he is identical…