(All pictures are in order of characters shown below)
Helmuth- main character About him: Helmuth is a young boy who lives in Hamburg, Gemany with the rest of his family. Throughout, the book he is thinking about his past as a child when hitler raised as ruler of the fatherland. He yet can't decide to follow in the path of something that he knows is wrong or be summoned to obey the horrible times that lie before him for treason.
Gerhard- Helmuths older half-brother About him: Gerhard lives with helmuth and the rest of thier family and is known as a know it all. Throughout the book he agrivates helmuth with his knowledge and supieriority. Helmuth later meets his troubles with Gerhard when he relizes that his arrogence will not bring him far in life.
Hans- Helmuths oldest half-brothers About him: Hans is the oldest of the three brothers who is mentioned slightly in this book. He later on works at a ship building facility where he builds submarines for the Nazi's as his time as a soldier.
Mutti- the boys single mother About her: She works a night shift at a nursery home. Divorcied Hans and Gerhards father, yet never married Helmuths father. Is often over tired, and recently got a new boyfriend named Hugo wich she will later on marry.
Oma- Muttis mother ( the boys grandmother ) About her: Oma in the beggining of the book lives with her husband in a flat next to Helmuths original home. She acts as a kind woman and is remembered for her delicious foods as Helmuth awaits his death at a concentration camp.
Opa- Muttis father ( the boys grandfather ) About him: Opa in the beggining of the story lives in a "flat" next to his daughter in Hamburg, Geramany. Yet, is not a supporting fan of hitlers restrictions to the truth that lies behind the curtians of war. He is later forced to face the fact as a father that his daughter has found true love and left the nest of comfort when Mutti finds a new flat with Hugo.
Hugo- Muttis new husband About him: He is a Nazi Rottenfuhrer, and recently married Helmuths mother Mutti. He, Helmuth, Hans, and Gerhard meet many challenges while trying to face the fact the he his their new father, and also overcome the fact that he is a Nazi! Since he is a Nazi he makes their family do positive things to help their country including Hemuth even though he knows its wrong.