The Boy in the Strped Pajamas: Characters

The Boy in the Strped Pajamas: Characters

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  • Bruno
  • "This isn't my house and never will be!"
  • Bruno is short and blonde. Bruno is also very upset and mad about the move. 
  • Gretel is a bossy , but also smart girl. She is blonde and a young twelve year old. 
  • Gretel
  • "Run me a bath, will you?"
  • "We must just all keep ourselfs safe until this is all over. Its not up to us to change things."
  • Maria
  • Maria is a quiet and nervous maid. She is middle aged and Bruno describes her as pretty. 
  • Bruno is nine years old. He is the son of a nazi commandant and is Gretel's brother. When he moved to the new house he hated it from the start. He is sad and upset that they had to move from his big home in Berlin and his "Three best friends for life" Daniel, Karl, and Martin.
  • Father
  • " Do you think I would have made sucha success out of my life if I hadnt learned when to keep my mouth shut and follow orders? "
  • Gretel is a twelve year old girl. She is brunos sister and is very smart for her age. She is also bossy and a know-it-all.  She has a collection of dolls that she takes to the new house in Out-With. She is still a little upset about the move to the new  house and leaving her friends in Berlin, but she is a little more mature about it thatn Bruno. 
  • Shmuel
  • "You dont know what it is like here."
  • Maria is the familys maid. Bruno often describes her as the "nervous maid". She is really grateful to father, becuase he gaver her a job and helped her mom with hospitalization and funeral services. Maria is usually very quiet and respectful to others. She does not talk unless talked to. 
  • Luitenant Kotler
  • “Get him a tire!”
  • Father is a commandant that  according to Bruno always has his uniform starched and always  has his hair very neat. He is very serious and stern. 
  • Father is Bruno and Gretels father. He is very stern and serious. He is the commandant for the Nazi army, and leads the concentration camp. Bruno describes him as "not the type to give hugs" showing how stern and serious he is.  He is the reason they moved next to Aushwitz beucase he is working there along with other German officers.   
  • Shmuel is a nine year old boy at Auschwitz concentration camp. He is from Poland and was brought to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Bruno calls him “skeleton like” because of the conditions of the camp. Bruno does not understand what is happening. Shmuel soon befriends Bruno, who sneaks him food sometimes. He has to cut his hair because of lice, leaving him bald.  
  • Shmuel is nine, polish, and skeleton like and grey according to Bruno. He is very quiet and mature.
  • Kotler is a young nineteen year old that is the Lieutenant and works at the Auschwitz concentration camp. He is very mean to prisoners and treats them horbilly. His father left Germany when Hitler came to power. Father then questions his allegiance to the Nazi cause. He proves that he supports the cause by treating the prisoners really bad . Bruno does not like him.
  • Kotler is a lieutenant at the concentration camp. He is nineteen. He is young. He is very mean and strict to the prisoners. 
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