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From the back of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
If you start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno (Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds.) and sooner or later you
will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
Fences like this exist all over the world.
We hope that you never have to encounter one.
Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again.
Not in this day and age.
"See Irish people were only allowed to eat potatoes
All of the other food, meat, fish, vegetables
Were shipped out of the country under armed guard
To England while the Irish people starved
And then on the middle of all this
They gave us money not to teach our children Irish
And so we lost our history
And this is what I think is still hurting me
And if there ever is gonna be healing
There has to be remembering and then grieving
So that there then can be forgiving
There has to be knowledge and understanding"