Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  1. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas By John Boyne
  2. Characters Bruno Gretel Mother Father
  3. Chapters 1-5
  4. Chapter 1 Berlin, 1940s Maria is packing things Conversation with mother Moving Father’s job
  5. Chapter 2 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.”
  6. Chapter 3 “The Hopeless Case” Out-With “The Other Children”
  7. Chapter 4 “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 lot better.” “It must be some sort of rehearsal,”
  8. Chapter 5 Flashback Talk with Father “The people I see from my window. In the huts, in the distance. They're all dressed the same.'
 '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.”
  9. Chapters 6-10
  10. Chapter 6 Bruno’s conversation with the maid. Very unhappy with the house.
  11. Chapter 7 “How Mother Took Credit for Something That She Hadn't Done” Weeks pass. Bruno decides to build a tire swing. He gets help from Pavel. Bruno falls. Pavel helps him.
  12. Chapter 8 Flashback. Christmas with the family. Grandmother Bruno writes a letter to his Grandmother.
  13. Chapter 9 Private tutor: Herr Liszt. Plaque on the bench: "Presented on the occasion of the opening of Auschwitz Camp, June nineteen forty”. Bruno walks toward the fence.
  14. Chapter 10 “The Dot That Became a Speck That Became a Blob That Became a Figure That Became a Boy” Bruno sees a boy on the other side of the fence. ““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.”
  15. Chapters 11-15
  16. Chapter 11 Flashback: Hitler visits Father.
  17. Chapter 12 Back at the fence. Bruno and Shmuel talk. Bruno decided not to tell anything.
  18. Chapter 13 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.”
  19. Chapter 14 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 clothes. Bruno tells Gretel about Shmuel.
  20. Chapter 15 Constant rain. Bruno sees that Shmuel is getting thinner and thinner. The kitchen Bruno apologizes.
  21. Chapters 16-20
  22. Chapter 16 A year has passed. Grandmother dies. The fence. Lice.
  23. Chapter 17 A couple of weeks pass. Bruno Gretel Mother Back to Berlin?
  24. Chapter 18 Bruno tells Shmuel. Bruno has lost his father. “Thinking Up the Final Adventure”
  25. Chapter 19 The last visit to Shmuel. Bruno is surprised by what he sees. No luck in their adventure.
  26. Chapter 20 Everyone looks everywhere. They only find clothes. Mother goes back to Berlin. Father’s theory. “Other soldiers”. “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 again.
 Not in this day and age.”
  27. Important themes Family Lies Race Violence Friendship Isolation
  28. The Holocaust The Final Solution 11.000.000 people died. 6.000.000 Jews. Others; Soviet POW’s, non-jewish Poles, Serbs, disabled people, Romani, Slovenes, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2/3 of the Jewish population of Europe
  29. The Holocaust 1400 (work)camps in total. 7 camps especially built to systematically kill people. Chełmno, Bełżec, Sobibór, Treblinka, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Trostenets
  30. Auschwitz Auschwitz I Auschwitz II-Birkenau 1.300.000 people 1.100.000 people died 90% were Jewish 1/6 of all Jewish victims
  31. Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Höss was hanged in Auschwitz I. Liberation. Tip: Auschwitz: Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’ (BBC)