the wolfpack forces franz to fight karl. Then they call Karl weak because he doesn't want to fight “Of course you don’t,” Gertz sneered. “All Jews are cowards.” They call him a coward because he's jewish
Karl is a fourteen year old boy who is very skinny and he's shy and weak. He's also a Jew and he gets picked on and bullied for being Jewish
“Why, he’s big for fourteen, Sig,” Max said. “He must get that from your wife’s side. And look at his reach. You’ve got a born fighter here.”
Karl meets Max and they start talking about fighting and Max says that he looks like a born fighter.
“Good. You’ve got decent reflexes,” he said. “Keep this ball in your pocket and take it out and squeeze it whenever you’re walking somewhere. A fighter needs strong hands and fingers.” Max wants Karl to have strenth
Karl starts training at the burlin boxing club so that when he starts fighting he will become stronger.