The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bruno Shmuel characters

What is Bruno and Shmuel characters ?

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The nine-year-old protagonist of the story. He moves with his family from their home in Berlin to Out-With, where Father has taken a new job.


The boy Bruno meets through the fence at Out-With. He is a prisoner and must wear the "striped pajamas" all the other prisoners wear. He shares a birthday with Bruno and they become friends.