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The Book Thief

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"'I hate the Fuhrur,' she said, 'I hate him.'"
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/hitleryouth/hj-prelude.htm
http://quizlet.com/8796816/the-book-thief-quotes-flash-cards/

Beliefs, Religion & rituals
Protestantism (54%)
Catholicism (40%)
Believed that Germany was in danger from Communists and Jews

Clothing
boys: thigh-length shorts, collared shirts, & neck ties
Education
Historical
setting
Important Events
The Book Thief
Mrs. Kimball
Period 3
By Markus Zusak

Jewish children suffered from both physical and verbal abuse from teachers and fellow peers
Jewish students left regular school and moved to all Jewish schools
education was very racial
Historical
Significance
Range of Time
The Book Thief is based on the Holocaust
Jews were taken to concentration camps and some went into hiding
Jews treated very unfairly
1939 - 1942
Munich,Germany
January 2, 1939: Hitler Adolf is the Time
Man of the Year
Published by Times Magazine

Education for jewish children
Mia Roub
May 10, 1940: Germany attacks Western Europe
attack against low countries and France
lasted less than 6 weeks
Mel Anderson
July 10, 1940: Battle of Britain
air warfare waged by German Air Forces against UK
summer and autumn of 1940
December 7,1941: Pearl Harbor Attack
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
U.S declares war the next day
Education for all children
all materials extremely expensive
any misbehaving child spanked
Nazi Party told teachers what to teach
June 4, 1942: Battle of Midway
August 23, 1942: Battle of Stanligrad
girls: dresses that exceeded the knee (typically with a collar)
Citations
Ella Nissimov
Daniela Aflalo
mia Roub
jews: a yellow star-shaped badge on their clothing with "Jude" printed on it
Mel Anderson
http://www.shmoop.com/book-thief/setting.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Nazi_Germany
http://www.shmoop.com/book-thief/language-communication-theme.html

Important People

Anne Frank(1929-1945)- Jewish victim in the Holocaust
Franklin D. Roosevelt- U.S President when we became involved in WW2
Harry Truman- 33rd U.S Vice President
Winston Churchhill- Prime Minister of UK
Josef Stalin- leader dictator of Soviet Union
General Hideki Tojo- Prime Minister of Japan
Pablo Picasso- painter

Ella Nissimov
Liesel Meminger
fictional
Liesel ranges from the age of 9-15 years throughout the book
Liesel is a round character
blond hair,
dark, emotional, secretive, sly, mysterious
she steals many books
she wakes up each night from haunting nightmares

Rosa Hubermann
fictional
Hans HubermanN
age: early 50's
dynamic
looks like a wardrobe
physical traits
sour face
massive, round woman
fictional
early 50s
static character
Liesel's foster father
character
personality traits
physical traits
very harsh (especially with words)
smokes
silver eyes
tall
always calling everyone either a saumensch or saukerl
very bossy
dumped a bucket of water on Hans because he wouldn't get up
Mia Roub
Daniela Aflalo
how the setting affects Rosa:
has to survive on very little money
gets easily stressed because of this
takes out anger on others
motivated by Liesel's coming of age
time period affects their money: little food for family
motivated by Liesel and Hans
learns that she can make it on her own & she can rely on others (Liesel)
Quotes
"And here I am, walking the streets and slaving in my kitchen because that Saukerl never has any work."
how the setting affects Liesel
shows that Rosa will even speak disrespectfully, even about Hans
shows they made little money & work was light
Important people
Harry Truman: Vice President of U.S; took over as
33rd President when Roosevelt died

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973): influential painter
in this time period
Franklin D. Roosevelt: the president of the United States when Pearl Harbor Attack occured and when we became involved in WW2

Ella Nissimov


her birthfather, mother, and brother killed/sent away
she is haunted by nightmares
she does not have a lot of money
http://www.uni.edu/icss/timeline/10people.html
What motivates your character
a desire to read
her birth and foster parents
Rudy Steiner and Max Vandenburg

http://shmoop.com/wwii/timeline.html

Rudy steiner
How did the time period affect liesel
LIESEL'S BEST FRIEND
10 years old; 8 months older than
Liesel
fictional
dynamic character
Apperance: blond, lemon-colored hair, sharp teeth, gangly blue eyes, bony legs
1 out of 6 children
Wants to be runner like Jesse Owens; LOVES Jesse Owens
poor and hungry family
He is Liesel's next door neighbor
athletic: Plays soccer with Liesel and other kids every Saturday and wanted to be a star runner like Owens
sneaky: always trys to get a kiss from Liesel
In the Holocaust, Rudy and his family struggle for money and food
Motivated throughout the book by his great love for Liesel
On Himmel Street, Rudy's families is one of the poor ones, so its hard to survive with not much money or food
her birthparents, and brother were killed
Liesel steals books from the book burning
everyone but Liesel dies
Liesel and her foster parents hide a jew in the basement
What life lessons does liesel learn
learns to read
learns that stealing isn't good
golden quotes
“Stop complaining, Saukerl,” she reprimanded him. “I just feel bad. You’re missing the game.”
The Puzzle Life's Diversity



Across
2. the ship that Darwin sailed on
3. the bug that Darwin collected 68 different species from
5. the preserved remains of ancient organisms
8. the process by which modern organisms change over time
Down
1. the individual that contributed to our understanding of evolution
4. the islands that influenced Darwin the most located west of South Africa
6. where did Charles Darwin set sail from
7. the birds that Darwin examined had different shaped ______
9. a well-supported testable explanation of phenomena that have occurred in the natural world

can this happen today?
No
this is not an ongoing event
Liesel's family would still be alive and she would never meet the Hubermanns
Max would never need to be hidden
the book burning wouldn't take place
The Puzzle Life's Diversity



Across
2. the ship that Darwin sailed on
3. the bug that Darwin collected 68 different species from
5. the preserved remains of ancient organisms
8. the process by which modern organisms change over time
Down
1. the individual that contributed to our understanding of evolution
4. the islands that influenced Darwin the most located west of South Africa
6. where did Charles Darwin set sail from
7. the birds that Darwin examined had different shaped ______
9. a well-supported testable explanation of phenomena that have occurred in the natural world

PERSONALITY Traits
gentle, calm, quiet
Daniela Aflalo
loves to paint
Daniela Aflalo
Daniela Aflalo
Daniela Aflalo
Daniela Aflalo
painter
Daniela Aflalo
loves to play the accordion
The Book Thief
A remarkable book with man morals and values
historical, sad, dark, and depressing

the one Liesel loves the most
teaches Liesel to read
Daniela Aflalo, Mia Roub, Ella Nissimov, Mel Anderson
he has learned from his efforts to balance staying alive and resisting the injustices he sees around himself throughout the book.
How the setting affects hans
"What did you do with my hairbrush, you stupid Saumensch, you little thief? I've told you a hundred times to leave that thing alone, but do you listen? Of course not!"
survives on very little money
hides a Jewish boy, Max, in his house
plays the accordion in local places
gives bread to Jewish prisoners
well-liked man in their neighborhood
shows how bossy and hostile Rosa is
shows stress put on Liesel
relates to theme of thievery shown throughout novel
dies at age 14 and Liesel finally kissed him
positive role model
I think the author
chose to write about this historical setting and person to really capture how hard life was in this time period and by making Liesel a character that steals books shows how valuable and important they were.
Ella Nissimov
Motivations
ELLA NISSIMOV
teaching Liesel how to read
protecting Liesel
Historical Event
holocaust
hides a Jew in his house
Life Lesson
http://bookthieflitcircle.weebly.com/historical-context.html
http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/ks3/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/impact-on-jewish-communities/education-the-jewish-experience/#.VK7cPWTF8gA

rudy QUOTES
made Max leave his house
thought Nazis would search is home
the Nazis never did and Hans felt guilty
learned to stick to what he knew was right
Rudy to Liesel:

Quotes
Rudy asks,"You're stealing books? Why?
Liesel answers,"When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back."
"Leave her alone...leave her to me." page 33
"Now... let's get this midnight class started." page 65
explains his gentleness
shows how much he cares about Liesel
shows how he would do anything for her
Mel Anderson
Rudy to liesel:
why the story makes sense according to time period
"Goodnight, book theif"
hid a Jew in the basement (Max)
real people hid Jews during Holocaust
everyone had to obey Hitler, or suffer the punishments
Mel Anderson
many were in poverty
These two quotes contribute to the theme, because they portray the meaning of why Liesel started stealing books in the first place.
She felt like her life was taken away from her, and her way of getting back at it was to steal books.
Nazi's searched homes frequently
Mel Anderson
Ella Nissimov
themes
war can shape a character and impact their choices
courage can affect life
losing loved ones is a part of life
words are powerful
Mel Anderson
Mel Anderson
people were nervous & terrified
Mia Roub
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