Bruno is an adventurous nine year old boy who has to move from Berlin because his father became Commandent for a concentration camp in Germany and while he is there he meets a new friend named Shmuel
Gretel is a twelve year old girl who has to move to Berlin because of her father's job and hates her little brother. While she is there she is brain washed and gets rid of all of her dolls. She is also rude and a Hopeless Case in Bruno's opinion and flirts with Kotler
Liuetenant Kotler is a soldier at a concentration camp that is very rude to Bruno and always serious. He is also terrible to the people at the camp but he gets sent away because he was having an affair with Bruno's mother. Some people say that you can smell his cologne from a mile away
Maria is the family's maid and is very quiet and doesn't say her opinion when she isn't suppose to. She is very humble to Bruno's father because her mom designed dresses for his mother and when she died he took her in and gave her a job.
Bruno's Mother is a very nice person in the beginning of the story but she doesn't like what her husband does as a job and eventually she gets stressed out and has an affair with Liuetenant Kotler. She even gets addicted to marsachino cherries and wine but is heart broken when Bruno dies.
Shmuel is a nine year old boy that is brought to Auschwitz because he is a Jew and meets Bruno while hiding by the fence and is very sad when his dad goes missing and asks Bruno if he can help find him.