The new house
Bruno tries to convince his mother
The blond soldier
Last words of chapter 2:
“He put his face to the glass and saw
what was out there, and this time when
his eyes opened wide and his mouth
made the shape of an O, his hands
stayed by his sides because something
made him feel very cold and unsafe.”
“To begin with, they weren't children
at all. Not all of them, at least. There
were small boys and big boys, fathers
and grandfathers. Perhaps a few
uncles too. ”
Berlin vs. “the countryside”
“You're nine,' countered Gretel. 'How
would you know? When you get to my
age you'll understand these things a
“It must be some sort of rehearsal,”
Talk with Father
“The people I see from my window. In the
huts, in the distance. They're all dressed
'Ah, those people,' said Father, nodding his
head and smiling slightly. 'Those people…
well, they're not people at all, Bruno.”
“Heil Hitler,' he said, which, he presumed,
was another way of saying, 'Well, goodbye
for now, have a pleasant afternoon.”
Private tutor: Herr Liszt.
Plaque on the bench:
"Presented on the occasion of the
opening of Auschwitz Camp, June
Bruno walks toward the fence.
“The Dot That Became a Speck That Became
a Blob That Became a Figure That Became
Bruno sees a boy on the other side of the
““Shmuel stared at him for a moment and
opened his mouth and closed it twice, as
if he was considering his words carefully.
'But this is Poland,' he said finally.”
Bruno is getting used to living at Auschwitz.
He now has a friend in Shmuel, who he brings food.
Bruno asks Maria about Pavel.
Pavel spills wine.
“What happened then was both unexpected and extremely
unpleasant. Lieutenant Kotler grew very angry with Pavel
and no one—not Bruno, not Gretel, not Mother and not
even Father—stepped in to stop him doing what he did
next, even though none of them could watch. Even
though it made Bruno cry and Gretel grow pale.”
Shmuel has a black eye.
“Bruno assumed that there were bullies
all over the world, not just in schools in
Berlin, and that one of them had done
this to Shmuel.”
Bruno asks why everyone wears the same
Bruno tells Gretel about Shmuel.
The last visit to Shmuel.
Bruno is surprised by what he sees.
No luck in their adventure.
Everyone looks everywhere. They only find clothes.
Mother goes back to Berlin.
“And that's the end of the story about Bruno and
his family. Of course all this happened a long time
ago and nothing like that could ever happen
Not in this day and age.”
The Final Solution
11.000.000 people died.
Others; Soviet POW’s, non-jewish Poles,
Serbs, disabled people, Romani,
Slovenes, homosexuals, Jehovah’s
2/3 of the Jewish population of Europe
1400 (work)camps in total.
7 camps especially built to
systematically kill people.
Chełmno, Bełżec, Sobibór,