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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Chapter 11

By John Boyne

Chapter 11

The Fury

  • Flashback to a few months earlier: Bruno's father has a new uniform and title (Commandant) and announces that the Fury and his girlfriend are coming to dinner.
  • Panic and mayhem ensue, but all is ready for Hitler in the nick of time.
  • The tiny man with the tiny moustache and his beautiful girlfriend chat briefly with the children, and then the adults dine alone.
  • Afterward, Bruno overhears his parents talk about moving to Auschwitz—his mom's not too happy.