- 1 Who was Bruno’s maid?
- 2 Is Lieutenant Kotler Bruno’s dad?
- 3 How does Lieutenant Kotler treat Pavel?
- 4 Does Pavel die?
- 5 Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
- 6 Why did Bruno’s parents argue?
- 7 What happened to Shmuel’s father?
- 8 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 9 Does Bruno’s father die?
- 10 What kind of a father is Bruno’s father?
- 11 What has happened to Lieutenant Kotler?
- 12 What did Lt Kotler call Pavel?
- 13 Why is Lieutenant Kotler rude?
- 14 What did Lieutenant Kotler do to Shmuel?
Who was Bruno’s maid?
Maria. Maria is Bruno’s family’s maid who was taken in by Bruno’s father in a surprising act of mercy. Her mother used to work for Bruno’s grandmother, and when she didn’t have any food or a job, she was hired to work for the family.
Is Lieutenant Kotler Bruno’s dad?
Kurt Kotler is a nineteen-year-old German soldier at Auschwitz who frequents Bruno’s home. Kotler is eventually transferred away from Auschwitz when Father discovers that Kotler’s father, a literature professor, fled from Germany in 1938 at the start of the war.
How does Lieutenant Kotler treat Pavel?
How does Kotler treat Pavel? Kotler tells Pavel to wash his hands before he handles the food, and calls him a mean name that startles both Gretel and Bruno. Lieutenant Kotler treats Pavel very unkindly, even more unkindly than Father treats Maria.
Does Pavel die?
In short, Pavel dies from Lieutenant Kotler’s beatings after Pavel spills wine on Kotler during a dinner with the commander of the camp and the commander’s family.
Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
A Jewish boy. Shmuel is the boy in the striped pajamas named in the novel’s title. He belongs to a family of Polish Jews who were arrested by German troops and imprisoned at Out-With (Auschwitz) Camp. Over the course of their friendship, Shmuel grows thinner and weaker, and his grandfather and father both disappear.
Why did Bruno’s parents argue?
Why did Bruno’s parents argue after the guests left that night after dinner? Because his mother did not want their children to grow up next to a concentration camp but the father wanted to go because he wanted to win the war.
What happened to Shmuel’s father?
Toward the end of the novel, Shmuel’s father disappears, and he petitions Bruno for help finding him. Tragically, Shmuel is not aware that his father has been executed in the gas chambers along with the other Jewish prisoners and desperately searches the camp with Bruno before they are also herded into a gas chamber.
Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
Bruno is pleased to see that Shmuel seems happier lately, though he is still very skinny. Bruno remarks that this is the strangest friendship he has ever had, since the boys only talk, and cannot play with each other.
Does Bruno’s father die?
I saw the movie, and in it a little German boy is shielded from the fact that his father is running a concentration camp. This boy befriends a little Jewish boy, and in the end the German boy trades places with the Jewish boy and dies in the camp.
What kind of a father is Bruno’s father?
Bruno’s father, Ralf, is a proud German, who is promoted by Adolph Hitler himself to the position of Commandant. Bruno’s father makes the important decision to move his family to Auschwitz where Hitler has assigned him duty.
What has happened to Lieutenant Kotler?
Kotler lost his position as a lieutenant due to his father being an unfaithful believer in the Nazis, although some may speculate that he had an affair with Elsa and was transferred because of that. His whereabouts by the end of the movie are unknown.
What did Lt Kotler call Pavel?
Kotler tells Pavel to wash his hands before he handles the food, and calls him a mean name that startles both Gretel and Bruno.
Why is Lieutenant Kotler rude?
In a basic sense, Kotler is cruel largely because he wants to be, while Bruno and Pavel remain kind and open-minded despite their circumstances. Another reason for Kotler’s abject cruelty is his interest in impressing Gretel as well as Bruno’s mother.
What did Lieutenant Kotler do to Shmuel?
Lieutenant Kotler brings Shmuel to Bruno’s house to polish the glasses as his fingers are small enough to do the job. 5. How does Bruno inadvertently get Shmuel into trouble?