The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Eva Braun Character Analysis

Adolf Hitler’s lifelong partner and girlfriend. She is never referred to by name in the novel, and is only described as a “beautiful woman” whom Hitler brings to dinner at Bruno’s house. Eva is kind to the children, even when Hitler is, as Bruno believes, “the rudest man he has ever met.”
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Eva Braun Character Timeline in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The timeline below shows where the character Eva Braun appears in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
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...stays and chats with the women and children for a moment until the Fury yells “Eva,” and clicks his fingers to summon her. The woman “rolls her eyes” and goes to... (full context)
Innocence and Ignorance  Theme Icon
Boundaries  Theme Icon
Family and Friendship  Theme Icon
Nationalism  Theme Icon
Gender Roles Theme Icon
Complicity Theme Icon
The Fury and Eva stay at the dinner table for the better part of two hours, and Gretel and... (full context)