Bruno thinks that Gretel is a hopeless case. Bruno hates the new house
"Say goodbye to Carl and Daniel and Martin, but they are my three best friends for life.
Gretel has two pigtails, she has blonde hair
Gretel is very proud of her father. She also thinks that she is much more important because she is older
"How would you know? When your my age you'll understand these thins a lot better.
Father is not understanding of Bruno's feelings and is well respected.
¨You have to realize that you are home. This is it for the foreseeable future. ¨
Father is a tall man with a booming voice
Bruno is a short nine year old boy and is the main character in the story. He is very inquisitive and when asked to be quiet he rarely does so. Bruno describes his sister as a hopeless case and his three best friends for life are Karl, Daniel, and Martin.
Maria is a small women who always wheres maid clothes
¨Just keep quite about it Bruno. Don´t you know how much trouble you could cause¨
Gretel is a 12 year old girl who is not mature for her age. She is very fond of her collection of dolls . Gretel is quite rude to both Bruno and Maria, she also has a crush on Lieutenant Kotler. Gretel is constantly reminding Bruno she is older than him.
"You don't have any food on you do you."
Shmuel is very short and skinny
Father is very high up in the army and has the title of commandant. The Fury will sometimes cime to thier house and have dinner with them. Father thinks that he understands Bruno but he does not. He also comes into Gretals room to kiss her goodnigth every night. He is wealthy.
Lieutenant Kotler has blonde hair with lots of jell in it and he is always in his Nazi uniform.
Maria is the nervous maid who helps around the house. Bruno´s father hired her for this job but we do not know all of the details and father thinks that she is overpaid. Gretel is very rude to her unlike Bruno. She is always careful about what she says and is mindful of what the family wants.
Maria is very grateful and keeps to herself mostly.
Shmuel is Bruno's friend on the other side of the fence. he is from Poland and his Dad was a watch repairer until they were sent there. He is always very hungry and, like Bruno, hates and is scared of Lieutenant Kotler. When he grows up he wants to work in zoo because he likes animals.
Shmuel is always sad and tolerant of Bruno.
Lieutenant Kotler is always hanging around the house acing like he owns it. . He is a Nazi soldier. His father left the country around the same time Hitler came to power. He is always very mean to Bruno but seems polite to Gretel. He enjoys yelling at Jews and has a heart of stone.
Kotler is power hungry and think he owns the house when father is not around.