This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf - The entire play is centered on this transvestite who lives in Germany during both the Nazi and communist regimes.
John Marks - He is a reporter for U.S. News & World Report who introduces the author to Charlotte's story.
Doug Wright - He is intrigued when he hears about Charlotte, and his fascination grows as he learns more about the history of the gay community.
Tante Luise - Charlotte's aunt with whom she lived after her mother and siblings were evacuated from Berlin.
SS Officer - He...
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