Bruno is a 9 year old boy who got forced to move to a new home and leave all his friends. He is very adventurous, gentle and curious. He is upset about his new house till he meets his new friend shmuel. He does not like Lnt. Kotler at all which he is around him a lot. Also one big goal that he has is to play with Shmuel.
Shmuel is having a horrible child hood and is living in a concentration camp because he is jew. He looks dirty and sad and has one outfit to where all the time. He met his first real friend Bruno and he loves talking to him everyday. He does not like any of the soldiers because of how they treated him and all the jews.
Father is the lead soldier and is always very concerned about his work. He focuses on his work more than he spends time with his family. He made the family desision to have the family move to Out-With.
Gretel is sad that they are moving, but gets over it quicker than Bruno does. Gretel rules her brother and is very controlling over him. Gretel is always dressed very nice and acts older than she really is.
Lnt. Kotler is very mean and stubborn. He wants to be the best of the best and he wants all the Jews dead. He is always dressed sharp and is not the nicest to Bruno. When a Jew screws up or does something that us not right he will beat them or punish them terribly.
Maria is the made of the family and travels with them where ever they need. She is always open to do anything for the kids and does not say much. Until one day when she told Bruno her story of her child hood and Bruno really made her feel like she was part of the family and not just the maid.