Vladek is very intelligent throughout the whole book which helped him survive. Vladek always knows when to go out to search for food or to move to a different place. For example when Vladek and Anja where hiding in the mouse hole. Vladek would go out at night to search for food and he knew to not try and blend in with the polish workers because they would kill him. Vladek always used his smartness to get food and supplies for Anja and him. For example when Vladek deals in the black Marquette with no cup ones to get food. The other people that were dealing with no coupons were hung but Vladek never got caught. The only people that survived the war were lucky or smart like Vladek.
Vladek is very brave which helped him his family and friends survive the war. Vladek always took huge risks looking for or buying food. For example when vladek and anja are hiding in the barn. Vladek would go out and blend in with the polish people which was risky because he almost got caught but would always find away to get food. Vladek always moved to the safest places he knew about. For example when vladek tell anja to sneak into hungry. He knows there a huge risk of getting caught but knowa it’s the best place to go so vladek uses his bravery to try and save anja and himself. The friends and family of vladek were very lucky to have such a brave guy helping them out in the war.