Study Guide

The Secret Miracle Characters

By Jorge Luis Borges

Jaromir Hladik

Jaromir is a Jewish writer living in Prague. Hmm...who does that remind us of? We're glad we...

Captain Julius Rothe

This guy is the only Nazi with a name in this story. That alone is a pretty big deal: putting a...

Baron Römerstadt/ Jaroslav Kubin

These names are a bit of a mouthful, we know. So who are these guys? The Baron Römerstadt...

Julia de Weidenau

What's this? A woman? Gasp! Women don't show up very often in Borges' short stories, so it's...

The Sergeant

The sergeant is the guy in charge of Jaromir's execution. What do we know about him? Well, not...