Adolf Hitler's Death In The Book Thief By Mark Zusak

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Adolf Hitler, a cruel man with a mind manipulated by drugs was the ruler of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany-- the most horrendous place to live in at the time of World War II. Death, the ultimate worker and servant of the Fuhrer, picked up behind his damage. If anyone looked left or right at this point in history, the two would be there lurking. They were in people’s minds like an abominable disease that they had been damned with. Germany was in their hands in a blink of an eye and they did nothing less but to consume it whole. Some Jews could go so far to say that they feared Hitler more than being lifted by the narrator from Mark Zusak’s The Book Thief --Death, whom was more understanding. Adolf Hitler was creating his master Aryan race, …show more content…
As he got chancellor in 1933, his plan for Jewish extinction would soon be established. Little by little, the Brown shirts (Nazis) would arrest the Jews from their homes, stores, banks, and at public commodities. “the damage was assessed: …815 shops destroyed, 171 dwelling houses set on fire or destroyed… 119 synagogues were set on fire, and another 76 completely destroyed… 20,000 Jews were arrested, 36 deaths were reported and those seriously injured were also numbered at 36…” (History) They would also steal or destroy their personal belongings. The Jews were later placed in concentration camps where they would either be put to work or death. Death in The Book Thief appears to be different from other stereotypes people believe in. “This is no Grim Reaper — we have here a kinder, gentler Death, who feels sympathy for his victims. “ (Green) Although the narrator is still a representation of darkness, Hitler was taking it to the extreme by slaughtering the innocent. The Holocaust was …show more content…
He had to burn their books-- their way of life. Books played a major role in the lives of Jews, they thought them about their religion, kept their culture alive, and kept families tied together. The chancellor of Germany didn’t want that. To Hitler, they had no right to keep this, they had kept his mother-country from winning World War I. “These burnings don 't target a single author, or even a single idea, but the collective body of creative and intellectual work of a large group of people. This goes beyond censorship or protest, and it goes beyond books. For the Nazis, Jewish books symbolize Jewish people.” (Shmoop) When Death picked up the book Liesel wrote, it represented that Death saw equality between ‘Judes’ and Germans. Liesel helped Max when in hiding, and the Grim Reaper appreciated that. If the Fuhrer would have seen or heard of a German helping a Jew, he would have them treated like

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