Kotler is finally taken away from Auschwitz when Father finds out that Kotler’s father, a literature professor, fled Germany in 1938 at the beginning of the war.
Bruno’s father, known simply as “Father” in the novel, is a commanding officer of the Nazi Party who oversees the operations of the “Auschwitz” camp in Poland. Father spent his entire adult life in military service. He fought in the German army during World War II.
Shmuel thinks that there are no good soldiers
Bruno doesn’t tell his parents about Shmuel because he thinks they don’t like him and he doesn’t want to give up his friendship with the boy.
Summary: Chapter 18
But on the third day Shmuel came. Bruno was happy to see his friend but Shmuel looked unhappier than usual. He told Bruno that his father had disappeared and that nobody knew where he had gone. His father had gone into labor service with other men, but none of them had returned.
He was a doctor before he went to the concentration camp and he mends Bruno’s knee when Bruno cuts it open falling off a swing. Pavel is getting thinner and frailer by the day and is beaten (probably to death) by Kotler when he accidentally drops a wine bottle in Kotler’s lap at dinner.
Why does Bruno’s mother boast that she cleaned up Bruno after his fall? What does that say about her? She’s selfish. She doesn’t want Bruno’s father to know that she wasn’t at home when Bruno fell.
Many people who have read the book or seen the film adaptation believe that this is a true story based on real people and real events. However, it is important to understand that the book is fiction. The events depicted could never have happened.
Bruno loudly says that he and his family took a car. Shmuel concludes that his mother was taken from his family and that he, father and brother were placed in shacks on his side of the fence and that is where he has been ever since. p>
Ralf, Bruno’s father, was a soldier in World War I (WWI) and is promoted to commander of the German army by Hitler in WWII. He moves the family to Auschwitz, where he runs the camp.
How differently do Bruno and Gretel treat their father? Gretel thinks more of her father. Bruno treats him like he doesn’t care about his life but loves him anyway. Activity We get to know characters by hearing how they behave and what they say.
Shmuel is innocent because he went to a prison he didn’t deserve. “‘When we got here there was another on the other side of the platform but no one got on… You should have got on'” and “‘The train was awful,’ Shmuel said. “For one thing, we were too many in the wagons.”
Bruno goes back to the house to steal food for Shmuel. Maria catches him, but he doesn’t reveal his secret and quickly returns to the fence with food for his friend.
Bruno assumed Shmuel had a black eye because he hadn’t been beaten up by thugs in camp. 2 What does Bruno ask Shmuel every day? Every day Bruno asks Shmuel can he crawl under the wire so they can play together on the other side of the fence, but Shmuel said no every day.
Bruno’s head is shaved because of the lice so it will fit when Shmuel brings him pajamas. Bruno meets Shmuel, puts on the pajamas and crawls under the fence to help Shmuel find his papa who hasn’t been seen for days.
What is the significance of Bruno’s haircut? Bruno had his hair shaved because he had lice, which made him look like Shmuel. Dad realizes Out-With is not a place to raise kids.
Answer and Explanation:
In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Lieutenant Kotler has to leave Auschwitz because his father abandoned the German war effort and fled to Switzerland.
Twenty years later, Gretel has lived a new life as the only living descendant of the Hoess family. Before Bruno died, Gretel’s mother Elsa was diagnosed with a mental disorder that led to her suicide. The grief of losing her only boy had been too overwhelming because she had taken her own life.