the boy in the striped pajamas movie summary

the boy in the striped pajamas movie summary

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Summary

Bruno, a young boy living in Berlin during the Nazi regime, arrives home from school one day to find his family's maid, Maria, packing up his things. When he asks his mother what is going on, she explains that Bruno's father's job is the reason they are all leaving their home in Berlin; someone Bruno knows only as "the Fury" has plans for his father's career. Chapter Two begins with a comparison of Bruno's old home in Berlin to his new living situation. In contrast to his family's big, beautiful home in Berlin, "there was something about the new house that made Bruno think that no one ever laughed there; that there was nothing to laugh at and nothing to be happy about" (13).

Chapter Three introduces Gretel, Bruno's older sister by three years, whom he refers to as "Trouble From Day One" (21). Bruno runs into Gretel's room and discovers her arranging her dolls around her room. She agrees with Bruno that their new living situation is horrible and tells him that the place is called "Out-With.9quot; Bruno shows Gretel the scene from his bedroom window: There are boys, men, and elderly men living together on the opposite side of a fence that extends farther than they can see into the distance. After Gretel returns to her room, Bruno continues to watch the people out his bedroom window and notices that they're all wearing the same thing: "a pair of grey striped pajamas with a grey striped cap on their heads" (38).

Bruno decides to speak to Father, who arrived at Out-With a few days earlier. When Bruno asks when they can return to Berlin, Father tells him to give Out-With a chance, because it is their home now, "for the foreseeable future" (48). Before he leaves, Bruno asks Father who the people are outside his window. Father answers, "Those people. well, they're not people at all, Bruno. at least not as we understand the term" (53). A few days later, Bruno engages Maria in conversation, hoping she will agree with him that Out-With is a horrible place, but she avoids saying anything negative. She hints that she cannot understand how such a good man could be doing Father's job at Out-With.

Several weeks go by and Bruno is bored at Out-With, so he builds a rope swing and a couple of hours later, falls off of it. He injures himself, scraping up his knee pretty badly. Pavel, one of the prisoners at Out-With who works in the family's home as a waiter, sees the whole thing and runs out to help Bruno. Since Mother is still not home, Pavel cleans Bruno's wounds in the kitchen and tells Bruno that he used to be a doctor. When Mother arrives home, she tells Bruno to go to his room and he overhears her saying to Pavel, "If the Commandant Asks, we'll say that I cleaned Bruno up" (85).

More than anyone else from Berlin, Bruno misses his Grandfather and Grandmother. His Grandfather had run a restaurant in the town center, and his Grandmother had been a famous singer. The last time he saw them in Berlin, Grandmother had become outraged at Father's new promotion. She had stormed out of their house, and Bruno hadn't seen her since. He decides to write her a letter from Out-With, telling her how unhappy he is in their new home and how much he misses her.

Father decides to hire a man named Herr Liszt as a tutor for Gretel and Bruno. Herr Liszt focuses on history and geography, neither of which is very interesting to Bruno, but the tutor insists that he learn about "The Fatherland" (98). A few days later, Bruno gets the urge to go exploring and decides to walk along the fence as far as he can, although Mother and Father have told him many times that exploration is banned at Out-With. Right when he starts feeling hungry and begins to think about turning back, he sees a little boy on the other side of the fence, wearing the striped pajamas that all people on the other side of the fence wear. Bruno is "sure that he had never seen a skinnier or sadder boy in his life" (107). Bruno strikes up a conversation with the boy, whose name is Shmuel, sitting down on his own side of the fence so he can talk through it. Shmuel is from Poland and Bruno tells him that, "Germany is the greatest of all countries. We're superior" (112), but even as he says this, he realizes that his words sound rude.

Chapter Eleven takes the form of a flashback to a few months earlier, when Bruno's family still lived in Berlin. One night, the Fury had come to their home for dinner with a kind woman named Eva. After the Fury and Eva had left, Bruno had overheard his parents' conversation about leaving Berlin. Days later, he had arrived home from school to find Maria packing his belongings.

Chapter Twelve returns to Bruno and Shmuel's conversation from opposite sides of the fence. Shmuel explains how he came to live at Out-With. His family was told they had to move to a different part of Cracow, on the wrong side of a wall that soldiers built, all cramped in one room with another family. One day soldiers arrived and packed him and everyone living nearby into huge trucks, and later into a train with no doors. Shmuel tells Bruno that there are hundreds of other boys on his side of the fence, and Bruno reiterates his feeling that it is unfair for him to have no one to play with on his side. Weeks pass and Bruno visits with his new friend Shmuel regularly.

One evening, Lieutenant Kotler joins Bruno's family for dinner. Lieutenant Kotler mentions that his father was a professor of literature at the university, but that he had left Germany for Switzerland in 1938. This information embarrasses Lieutenant Kotler and disturbs Father, who comments with suspicion that it is "[strange] that he chose not to stay in the Fatherland" (146). Pavel uncorks a new bottle of wine and accidentally spills it on Lieutenant Kotler because his hands are shaking. Lieutenant Kotler reacts very angrily and violently, although the details of his actions against Pavel are not revealed. Bruno goes to bed extremely upset about what happened to Pavel.

One rainy day, Bruno accidentally mentions Shmuel to Gretel but quickly covers it up, explaining that Shmuel is the name of his imaginary friend. The rain continues on and off for the next few weeks, during which Bruno is unable to meet with Shmuel as often as he would like. Mother is planning a birthday party for Father and Lieutenant Kotler is spending a lot of time at the house with her; they are having an affair. On the day before the party, Bruno finds Shmuel in the kitchen; Lieutenant Kotler has brought him there because his hands are small enough to polish the glasses for Father's birthday party. Bruno begins to help himself to some cold chicken and stuffing that's in the refrigerator and when he sees Shmuel looking at the food, he offers his friend some. Lieutenant Kotler returns and accuses Shmuel of stealing food to eat. When Shmuel tells him that Bruno gave it to him and that Bruno is his friend, but Bruno is frightened and denies it. Bruno leaves the kitchen feeling incredibly guilty about having betrayed his friend. For almost a week, Shmuel does not come back to meet him at the fence and when he finally returns, his face is covered in bruises. Bruno apologizes for letting him down and says he's ashamed of himself. Shmuel smiles and forgives him, lifting up the fence so that they can shake hands beneath it.

The family receives news that Grandmother has died, so they return to their old home in Berlin for two days to attend the funeral. The two days are so sad that Bruno is almost relieved to return to Out-With. Lieutenant Kotler has been suddenly transferred away from Out-With, coinciding with a huge fight between Mother and Father. Bruno decides to ask Gretel about why he and Shmuel have to live on opposite sides of the fence. She explains that the people on the other side of the fence are Jews and that the fence is there to keep them from getting out and mixing with anyone else. When Bruno asks her what he and their family are, if not Jews, she says simply that they're "the opposite" (183). While they are talking, it is revealed that Gretel and Bruno both have lice. They treat their hair with a special shampoo, but then Father goes a step further and insists that Bruno have all his hair shaved off; Bruno notices that this makes him look even more like Shmuel. A few weeks later, Father calls Gretel and Bruno into his office and tells them that the Fury will not relieve him of his command, but that Mother wants to go back to Berlin immediately. Preparations begin so that Mother, Gretel, and Bruno can return to Berlin that week, but Bruno is nervous about telling Shmuel the news.

Bruno tells Shmuel that he is returning to Berlin. Shmuel is saddened by this news, and suggests that he come over to the other side of the fence. They decide that the next day, Shmuel will bring him a pair of striped pajamas, and he will sneak over to the other side of the fence to help Shmuel search for his father. The next day is rainy and muddy, but Bruno goes to meet Shmuel, who has brought with him a pair of dirty-looking striped pajamas. He hands the pajamas under the fence to Bruno, who carefully changes into them, leaving his own clothes in a pile in the mud. Shmuel lifts the fence and Bruno shimmies underneath it, becoming quite muddy in the process. In contrast to what Bruno had envisioned, the people on the other side of the fence are just standing or sitting, "looking horribly sad" (207). They are all too skinny and have shaved heads, which Bruno takes to indicate they have had lice here, too. The boys spend an hour and a half searching for evidence of where Shmuel's father could have gone. They don't find anything, which is what Shmuel had expected, and Bruno says again that he ought to go home. Just then, the soldiers round up the people around Bruno and Shmuel. Shmuel reassures Bruno that "it happens sometimes. They make people go on marches" (210). Just as Bruno is beginning to lose patience and deciding that he really must go home because he is too cold, the group is marched into a warm, airtight room. Bruno apologizes to Shmuel that they weren't able to find his father and tells him that he is his "best friend for life" (213). At that moment, the people in the room with them all gasp as the door is slammed shut and locked. The room becomes dark and chaotic, but Bruno and Shmuel continue to hold hands.

The soldiers search for Bruno for days before the pile of his clothes and boots is discovered by the fence. Father goes to see them but cannot figure out what happened to his son. Mother and Gretel stay at Out-With for a few months waiting for news of Bruno. One day, Mother has the sudden notion that he might have returned to their home in Berlin, so she rushes back with Gretel but doesn't find Bruno there. Over the next year, Father becomes very disliked by all the soldiers at Out-With. The finally, he returns to the place where his son's clothes had been found and notices the opening in the fence. He realizes what must have happened, and a few months later he is discharged from his post at Out-With and taken away by soldiers.

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Summary

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Summary

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno meets a young Jewish boy named Shmuel, a prisoner in Auschwitz. After disguising himself as a prisoner in "striped pyjamas," Bruno is killed along with Shmuel when they're herded into the gas chambers.

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas takes place in Nazi Germany, when nine-year-old Bruno's father is given a position of power at Auschwitz, and the family moves to a house outside of the camp. The camp is visible from the family's house, and Bruno spends time walking along its fence.

He encounters a boy wearing striped pajamas and a golden armband on the other side of a fence, who he becomes friends with.

Bruno’s family hosts a dinner for Adolf Hitler and his companion Eva.

Bruno’s imprisoned friend Shmuel asks for Bruno’s help in finding his father. Bruno disguises himself as one of the prisoners and enters the death camp.

The two boys are killed in the gas chambers.

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictional tale of the unlikeliest of friends: the son of a Nazi commandant and a Jewish concentration camp inmate. Written by John Boyne and published in 2006 by David Fickling Books, the story was made into a major motion picture in 2008.

The novel, set in Nazi Germany, begins when nine-year-old Bruno and his family must move from their lovely home in Berlin to a new house in an unfamiliar place called "Out-With." Tempted to explore his new environment, Bruno is told that there are certain places that are "Out Of Bounds At All Times And No Exceptions." Unable to fight his adventuresome spirit, however, Bruno ventures forth into the unknown one afternoon.

Bruno comes upon a fence that he follows until he sees a young boy sitting on the other side of the fence. The shoeless boy is wearing striped pajamas and a cloth cap. Bruno also notices that the boy is wearing an armband with a star on it. Bruno makes fast friends with the boy, Shmuel, and they quickly discover that they share the same birthday. The boys discuss their families and where they are from. At the end of their first meeting, Bruno asks Shmuel why there are so many people on his side of the fence and what they are doing there. A few days later, Bruno's father has dinner guests; the man's name is "the Fury" and his date is called Eva. Bruno instantly dislikes the couple. Bruno's sister Gretel, whom he refers to as "the Hopeless Case," is smitten by the man and tries hard to impress him and his lady friend. Bruno, however, is disgusted by his sister's behavior and her budding romance with a young soldier.

Much like Bruno hears "Auschwitz" as "Out-With," he also incorrectly hears "the Führer" as "the Fury." Boyne masterfully tells the story from Bruno's perspective; it is clear that the innocence of Bruno's childhood remains intact despite the fact that he is living on the periphery of a death camp and has met Adolf Hitler.

Bruno continues to explore the woods near his house and often finds himself at the fence spending time with Shmuel. Bruno brings him food, and the friends lament the fact that they cannot explore together or play a game of football. Shmuel confides in Bruno that he is unable to find his father and he is worried. Bruno vows to help Shmuel look for his father; to that end, Shmuel promises to get Bruno some pajamas so that he will blend in on his side of the fence.

One fateful day, Bruno sheds his clothes, dons the pajamas, and sneaks onto Shmuel's side of the fence. As the boys search for Shmuel's father, the soldiers herd the prisoners, Bruno among them, into the gas chambers where they meet their untimely death hand in hand.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas explores the beauty of a child's innocence in a time of war, the common desire we all have for friendship, and the fences—both literal and figurative—that we must all navigate and choose whether or not to break down.

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The novel begins in Germany in the 1940s. Bruno comes home from school to find the maid, Maria, packing his things because the family is moving away from Berlin. Bruno's not happy about this and whines to his mom, dad, Gretel, the maid, and her dog (we kid… about the dog part). But Bruno's out of luck; his father just got a promotion and they're moving on up, whether he wants to or not.

Adding to Bruno's troubles, the family's new house is weak with a capital W—it's smaller than their old house, super isolated, and there's a huge wire fence near the property. Ugh. While Bruno unpacks his things, he spots a sketchy looking blond soldier and takes an immediate disliking to him. He notices a window, looks through it, and sees something that makes him feel "cold and unsafe"… Dun dun dun.

Bruno tells Gretel that the other children look unfriendly. Wait a second… There are other children? Yep, turns out Bruno's window has a lovely view of the Auschwitz death camp. Yikes. Bruno thinks it's weird that there are tons of kids and adults on the other side of the fence and even weirder that they all wear the same striped pajamas and striped cap.

After a few weeks, Bruno decides that he needs to find some sort of entertainment or he'll go mad. His grand idea? Why, make a tire swing, of course. Lieutenant Kotler helps him out and orders Pavel, a Jew, to get a tire from the storage shed. Pavel sets Bruno up and soon the kid's happily swinging—well, until he falls.

Luckily, Pavel comes to Bruno's rescue; while he cleans him up, he tells Bruno he's a doctor. But this doesn't make any sense to Bruno—after all, the guy works in the kitchen peeling potatoes. Soon after, Bruno's mother comes home and discovers what happened. She tells Pavel that if the Commandant asks, she cleaned Bruno's wounds.

Bruno has a flashback to the last Christmas with his family and his grandparents. Here's what went down: Grandma told Bruno's father that she's ashamed of what he's become and can't believe what he and other Nazis are doing, then she stormed out. It's the last Bruno's seen of her. Back in the present, months pass and Bruno decides to go exploring, which basically involves walking along the length of the wire fence that separates his family from the concentration camp. Some adventure.

During his exploration session, Bruno comes upon a boy sitting on the ground in pajamas and an armband (featuring the Star of David). Bruno is kind of shocked by how small and sad looking the boy is, but hey, beggars can't be choosers, right? And Bruno could really use some company. Schmoozing ensues, and it turns out that the boy's name is Shmuel and he and Bruno share a birthday. Shmuel is from Poland and informs the oblivious Bruno that they're in Poland and not in Germany like Bruno's been thinking. When they part ways, they plan to meet again tomorrow.

Time for another flashback, this time to when Hitler came to dinner. He brought his girlfriend, Eva, and Bruno and Gretel were not allowed to have dinner with the adults. Aw shucks. Afterward, Bruno heard his parents arguing about the move, which his mother was totally against.

Back in the present, it's the next day, so Bruno returns to the fence. Shmuel explains what happened to him and his family before coming to the camp.

Soon after, Bruno walks into his kitchen and is shocked to see Shmuel cleaning crystal glasses—turns out his pal's been brought to the house by Kotler to clean glasses for Father's birthday celebration. What should be a cool catch up turns disastrous when Bruno offers Shmuel chicken (he eats it, of course) and Kotler catches him and gets mad (of course). Shmuel says Bruno gave it to him and that they're friends—but like a punk, Bruno says he's never seen him before in his life. Ooh… not cool, Bruno.

After more than a year, Bruno's mother wants to move back to Berlin with the kids. Bruno's not as happy as he thought he'd be about this idea, though, and dreads breaking the news to Shmuel. However, as it turns out, Shmuel has bigger fish to fry: His dad's gone missing. The boys hatch a plan for Bruno to dress up in pajamas and help Shmuel find his dad before he leaves Auschwitz on Saturday. The next day, Friday, Bruno goes to the fence.

He changes into his striped pajamas, leaves his things on his side and crawls under the fence. The two boys walk toward the camp and Bruno realizes that things are very bad on Shmuel's side. Bruno wants to go home, but he's promised Shmuel he'll help, and as a loyal friend, he stays. Unfortunately, though, they don't find Shmuel's father.

Just as Bruno is about to head home, the boys are surrounded by soldiers and forced to march. They're led to a gas chamber (neither boy realizes this), and once inside, they hold hands. The lights go off, chaos ensues, and we, unfortunately, know that the end of their story is not going to be happy.

The boy in the striped pajamas movie summary

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. Shmuel papa disappears and Shmule bring back a striped pajamas. Bruno puts them on and they both go look for Shmuel papa

Bruno an eight-year-old boy from Berlin, Germany is moved with his mother, Elder sister, SS Commander father to a countryside in Europe where his father powers over a concentration camp for Jews. Bruno went "exploring9quot; one day and befriended a child his age named Shmuel. Shmuel was a Jew. The boy became good friends until Bruno was scheduled to move to a new location.

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

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