bruno is a curious nine year old boy who doesnt understand why they moved from berlyn to out-with. he would rather be in berlyn in the five storie house playing with his three best friends for life carl daniel and martin. he was sad until he found shmuel his new best friend.
father is strong
father likes the fury
gretel is a 12 year old girl who didnt mind the move to the new house like bruno did. she is in love with her dolls and she likes kotler because she tries to act impressing when he is around. she loved to play with her dolls until she got rid of them for some reason.
shmuel is short
shmuel doesn't like kotler
maria is nice
kotler is a young man in the german army. he is 19 years old and is a lieutenant in the german army. he works at the concentration camp that is by the house that bruno lives in. he is nice to the children but is extremely mean to the jewish people.
"sitting around miserable all day wont make you any happier."
father is a comondant or high ranking official in the german army. he is gone every day working. he loves his children but he takes his position as commandant very seriously. he is so serious about his position that not even his children are allowed in his office.
father is a high ranking
"you are just a boy"
father is not understanding of bruno
shmuel lives on the other side of the fence and is friends with bruno. he and bruno talk every day. shmuel is nine just like bruno and they have the exact same birthday. bruno and shmuel grow to be best friends over the year that bruno lives there.
shmuel is skiny
shmuel likes bruno
"there arent any good soldiers"
maria is the maid for the family. she is super nice to the whole family and especialy thankful for bruno's father. she knew bruno's father when she was young because her mother worked for his family. their parents remained fiends and then father gave her this job. she likes to whole family and has worked for them for a long time.