The climax of Josef's story is when the Nazi soldiers catch them. "Halt! came a young man's voice. Josef spun around. There were four German soldiers behind them. Three pointed flashlights at them, making Josef squint" Gratz (288)
The falling action of Josef's story is his mother trying to by their freedom however, they only have enough money for one child to get away. So Josef mother is going to choose which child gets freedom.
Choose one child to stay
The resolution of Josef's story is Josef's mom does not know who to choose, but then Josef said to take him and save his sister. The theme statement that the lesson the character learns is heroic. The theme is heroic because Josef went to a concentration camp just to have his sister live. He also decided that himself and did not let his mom choose which child to save.