Exposition - On the night of the broken glass, Josefs father is sent to a concentration camp.
Rising Action - Josef takes his wrist band off on the train and his family is almost sent away!
Conflict - Their family is forced to head back to Germany while Joseph's father is left in Cuba.
Climax - The US has rejected them so they are sent to France
Falling action - The Nazis catch Josefś family and makes Josefś mom pics which one of her kids gets to live. In Chains Gratz states ¨One of Rachel Landauś children would go free, and one of her children would go into the camps¨ (Gratz).
Resolution - Josef makes the decision to let Ruth live and when Ruth gets older, she takes Mahmoudś family in to help them out. (The theme of the novel is to step up and make change).