Bruno and his family had to move to a new house since Bruno's dad is a soldier. Although they don't want to move, they agree to go. They move away from Germany into a small house that wasn't in good condition. Bruno doesn't like that he doesn't have any friends.
Bruno goes to explore around outside to get to know the place better. When he sees an open door leading out to the back of the house. Bruno goes through not telling his mom where he is going. He then goes through the woods towards where he saw the "farm". He then discovers a boy on the other side of a fence. Then they become friends.
H! My name is Bruno
Bruno goes back to the place where the two always meet, and Schmuel tells Bruno that he doesn't know where his father is. He then gets an idea. He says that he can come over the fence to help look for him. Schmuel and Bruno like the idea, so they go back to their homes to get the things they need.
I have an idea
I can't find my pa anywhere
When Bruno and Schmuel get back, Bruno changes his clothes into the uniform Schmuel brought him. Then Bruno digs a hole so that he can get to the other side. When Bruno is done digging, he crawls under the fence, and they head toward where all the Jews were. Bruno gets confused about why the camp is so gloomy.
We have to hurry!
When Bruno and Schmuel get to one of the cabins, some soldiers rush in trying to round them up so they can take them to the gas chamber. Bruno and Schmuel were both in the same cabin, so they were taken to the gas chamber too. None of the Jews knew what was happening. It was rainy, and they were all getting pushed. Bruno was getting a little worried.
All of the Jews think they are getting a shower. Bruno and Schmuel get convinced they are getting a shower too. When they take all their clothes off, a soldier opens a door, locks them in, and starts the gas chamber. They all die including Bruno and Schmuel. His family didn't know where he was, so when they found out, it was too late.