“Those people... well, they're not people at all, Bruno”
He's very protective
Father is important
Father is tall
Bruno is a curious nine year old boy. He likes exploring and asking questions. He’s a very good child but sometimes likes to argue. He has lots of different opinions on various situations and most of the time isn’t afraid to advertise them. Bruno also very good at observation but not so good at comprehension.
Kotler is strong.
Gretel is Bruno’s annoying twelve year old sister. She’s called a Hopeless Case and likes to make fun of Bruno especially with her friends or around Lieutenant Kotler. Gretel is extremely obsessed with dolls and seems like a really mean person until you see that she can be caring and understanding sometimes.
Pavel is an older man
“Don't make it worse by thinking it's more painful than it actually is.”
Bruno’s Father is a very important member in the Nazi Party and works at Auschwitz. He tries to protect his children from the truth about what he does and where they are. He wants to make sure his children grow up knowing that Jews are bad without them finding out what happens to the Jews in the camp.
He has graying hair
"The soldiers. They took all our clothes away."
Shmuel is pretty knowledgeable
Lieutenant Kotler is a 18 year old Nazi soldier who works for Father at Auschwitz. He spends a lot of time around Bruno’s family and is hated by Bruno. Kotler is always talking the Mother and Gretel when he’s around. However, Kotler does make the children uncomfortable on many occasions such as the night Pavel spilled wine or when he yelled at Pavel to help Bruno.
"...bring you back to the camp, where we will have a discussion about what happens to boys who steal..."
Kotler isn't very nice
Pavel is an older Jewish man that isn’t able to work in the concentration camp so he works as a waiter in Bruno’s home. He used to be a doctor and is a very quiet, but daring person. He was willing to risk getting beat to help Bruno. Pavel seems to get older and less capable of waiting as his hands start shaking, he loses balance, and loses the color in his skin.
He's calm and collected
Pavel is patient and caring
He's losing color in his skin
Shmuel is a nine year old Jewish boy who Bruno comes across sitting on the other side of a fence while he’s exploring. Shmuel becomes close friends with Bruno after discovering their many similarities and learning more about each other. Shmuel is a very important character since he’s a key exponent in many of Bruno’s decisions and he’s Bruno’s best friend.