A prisoner in Dachau, with whom Vladek becomes friendly. He cannot remember the man’s name, but remembers how they helped one another remain alive and sane through difficult days in the camp. He and Vladek exchange letters for years after the war, but Vladek destroys these at the same time as Anja’s diaries.
The timeline below shows where the character The French Man appears in Maus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.