Study Guide

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Characters

Bruno

Let's face it: Kids are usually pretty perceptive, constantly paying attention and noticing...

Shmuel

Shmuel is Bruno's dream come true: He's a kid, a good listener, and he has the same exact...

Gretel

Gretel is Bruno's older and, as far as she's concerned, wiser sister. She and Bruno don't talk...

Bruno's Mother

Bruno's mother is what some politicians might call a flip-flopper. If she's with Bruno, she's her...

Bruno's Father

Bruno's dad is one of those characters whose presence looms throughout the text, despite the fact...

Minor Characters

These are the two people Bruno misses the most from Berlin. His grandfather owns a restaurant and...