Bruno and his family move to a differetn place for his dad's job. They move in and find a "farm" that Bruno is very interested in. He goes exploring and finds woods behind his house
He then meets a little jewish boy named Schumel. They become friends and Bruno goes to see him almost everyday. But then Schumel's dad goes missing he asks Bruno to help him.
Bruno decides to help him. Schumel brings him clothes that the prisoners wear so they won't suspect anything. Bruno digs a hole and crwals under then he goes with Schumel to help him find his dad.
Bruno's mom then realizes that he has disappered and goes searching for him. She tells her husband and they search frantically. But they then come to a conclusion that he went to the camp.
The guards then take them to go take a "shower". The parents are running to go save Bruno. But the guards shove them in the gas chamber and pour the gas in.
The jewish people that were in the gas chamber now died. The parents realize that they have missed the chance to save their son. The mother and sister sit where Bruno would meet Schumel everyday and grieve from the loss of Bruno.