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Irish writer gets into Twitter fight with… the Auschwitz Memorial Museum?

Jonny Diamond

January 6, 2020, 1:02pm

Irish writer John Boyne—whose 2006 novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, was an international bestseller—recently got into a Twitter tussle with the Auschwitz Memorial Museum over inaccuracies in fictionalized accounts of the Holocaust.

Boyne originally Tweeted about the formulaic “X of Auschwitz” genre, and the AMM Twitter account quickly replied, citing inaccuracies in Boyne’s own work:

Boyne—who is no stranger to online controversy—replied by dismissing the cited article (which gets the dates wrong on the timeline of the film adaptation). You’re welcome to muck about in the various replies and timelines (I laughed), but we’ll just give Irish writer Colin Barrett the last word on this one:

(H/T Irish Times)

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