Bruno's family moves from Berlin to another house near a concentration camp because of his father's work. Bruno sees a camp and finds a way to get to the camp and becomes friends with a boy named Shmuel.
Bruno and Shmuel become very close friends and see each other everyday.
Bruno and Shmuel make a plan for Bruno to dig a hole underground and come into the camp to find Shmuel's dad because he went missing.
While Bruno and Shmuel were looking for his dad, the soldiers told everyone in the pajamas to get into a gas chamber. Back at Bruno's house, his mom saw that he was missing and went to go find him.
Bruno, Shmuel and all the others were told by the soldiers to take off their clothes and they were going to take "showers".
When Bruno's parents went to go look for him at the camp, they realized they were too late and Bruno died in the gas chamber with Shmuel and the other Jews.