Chapter 5 Summary

Bruno reflects upon his final morning in Berlin. The house had looked empty, “not like their real home at all.” Father had already left the city a few days earlier, and Bruno remembers that his mother had been very nervous. With tears in her eyes, she had said abstractedly:

We should never have let the Fury come to dinner...some people and their determination to get ahead!

An official car with flags on the front had taken the family to the train station where two trains had been waiting on opposite tracks; oddly, both trains were headed in the same direction. Hordes of people surrounded by soldiers were gathered by one of the trains, but the one Bruno and his family...

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