The Book Theif

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The Book Theif by Mind Map: The Book Theif

1. Heinz Hermann

1.1. Mayor of Molching

1.2. Husband of Ilsa

2. Paula Meminger

2.1. Leisel's mother

2.2. Communist

3. Andy Schmeikl

3.1. Ludwig's older brother

4. Victor Chemmel

4.1. Second leader of group of theifs

4.2. Wealthy but steals for excitement

4.3. He beats Rudy for his insolence

5. Franz Deutscher

5.1. Hitler youth leader

5.2. Beats Rudy up in the street for throwing a rock at his head

6. Tommy Muller

6.1. Friend and classmate of Leisel

6.2. Hearing problems due to a chronic ear infection

6.3. Gnerally helpless and relies on the support of Rudy

7. Death

7.1. Dryly cynical narrator of The Book Thief

7.2. Uses color to distracts its self

8. Frau Henrich

8.1. Woman from the foster care agency who facilitates the transfer of Liesel to the Hubermanns.

9. Pfiffikus

9.1. Old man with habit of whistling

10. The Fuhrer

10.1. Hitler

10.2. Leader of Germany

11. Max Vandenburg

11.1. He comes to befriend Liesel as the two share their respective nightmares

11.2. A Jew who hides in Huberman's basement

11.3. Wracked with anguish and guilt over leaving his family to save himself

12. Hans Junior Huberman

12.1. Hans and Rosa's only son

12.2. Ashamed of his father's kindness towards the Jews and accuses him of being a coward for not supporting Hitler

12.3. Serves in the German Army in Russia

13. Barbara Steiner

13.1. Rudy's Mother

14. Trudy Huberman

14.1. Hans and Rosa's adult daughter

15. Werner Meminger

15.1. Liesel's six-year-old brother who dies at the beginning

16. Eric Vandenburg

16.1. Max's father who served in World War I with Hans

16.2. Saves Hans' life by volunteering him for a writing assignment on the day he and everyone else in his regiment are killed in battle

16.3. Taught Hans to play the accordion, and Hans' accordion was originally Erik's

17. Walter Kugler

17.1. Max's best friend

17.2. Fighting partners

17.3. Walter helps Max hide from the Nazis and arranges for Max to stay at Hans

18. Johann Hermann

18.1. Ilsa's son who froze to death in 1918, presumably while fighting in World War I

19. Ilsa Hermann

19.1. The mayor's wife

19.2. Spent decades mourning the death of her son Johann

19.3. Witnesses Liesel stealing a book from the book burning and invites Liesel into her home library to read

19.4. Ilsa and her husband take Liesel into their home after Hans and Rosa are killed

20. Frau Holtzapfel

20.1. Neighbor of the Hubermanns who has feuded with Rosa for a long time

20.2. Frau Holtzapfel is emotionally ruined by the death of one of her sons, and after Michael commits suicide, she quietly awaits Death

21. Frau Diller

21.1. V ery pro-Nazi shopkeeper who refuses service to anyone who does not salute and say "Heil Hitler"

22. Arther Berg

22.1. Leader of a small group of thieves

22.2. Arthur is very kind to the others, divvying up their gains fairly and sharing with everyone the food brought to him by Rudy and Liesel

23. Ludwig S.

23.1. Ludwig taunts Liesel for not being able to read, and Liesel beats him up

24. Rudy S.

24.1. Liesel's best friend

24.2. Rudy is motivated throughout the novel by his love for Liesel

24.3. Dies in an air raid at the end of the novel

25. Alex Steiner

25.1. R udy's father, a tailor who does not hate the Jews, but was somewhat relieved when the Jewish tailors competing with him were driven out of town

26. Otto Sturm

26.1. A classmate of Liesel's who delivers food to the church every week

26.2. Liesel and Rudy knock him off his bicycle and rob him

27. Liesel M.

27.1. Protaganist

27.2. She learns to read and soon finds comfort in the written word

27.3. Liesel learns the power of words to influence humans to act towards both good and evil as she experiences the beauty and the brutality of humanity

28. Rosa Huberman

28.1. Hans' wife and Liesel's foster mother

28.2. A squat woman who makes some money doing laundry for wealthy neighbors

28.3. Maintains order in the household through difficult times, but her spirit is steadily beat down by several the events in the novel

29. Hans Huberman

29.1. An amateur accordion player, Hans is a tall, gentle man with a remarkable amount of integrity and bravery

29.2. His compassion sets a strong example for Liesel, who is soothed by his presence

29.3. Impulsive kindness ultimately gets him in trouble, and he is conscripted to serve in a dangerous air raid recovery unit

29.4. Survives this assignment, but ultimately dies in the air raid that hits Molching at the end of the novel

30. Frau Olendrich

30.1. Liesel and Rudy’s teacher

31. Mrs. Jenson

31.1. Hides in the Fielders’ basement during air raids

32. Mr. Herbert Jenson

32.1. Hides in the Fielders’ basement during air raids

33. Anna - Marie S.

33.1. Nun

33.2. Liesel and Rudy's Teacher

34. Karin Steiner

34.1. One of Rudy's sisters

35. Kurt  Steiner

35.1. Rudy's older brother

36. Bettina Steiner

36.1. Rudy's sister

37. Emma Steiner

37.1. Rudy's sister

38. Rudolf

38.1. Dead boy Hans found on the street

39. Herr Fiedler

39.1. Family that lives six houses down from the Memingers

39.2. Basement serves as a bomb shelter during air raids

40. Rolf Schultz

40.1. Died in the bomb shealter

41. Frau Hallah

41.1. Lady in bomb shealter with Hubermans

42. Reinhold Zucker

42.1. Air Raid Special Unit member who trades seats with Hans on a truck

43. Michael Holtzapfel

43.1. Frau Holtzapfel’s son who returns from the war injured

44. Robert Holtzapfel

44.1. Never returns from the war

44.2. Michael's brother

45. Boris Schipper

45.1. Air Raid Special Unit sergeant during World War One

45.2. Hans Hubermann is a member of his unit.

46. Herr Heckenstalker

46.1. A supervising teacher who oversees the humiliating medical examination of Rudy and other boys who are being considered for elite Nazi schools

47. Jugen Schwartz

47.1. School boy who is examined by Herr Heckenstaller

48. Olaf Spiegel

48.1. School boy who is examined by Herr Heckenstaller

49. Dieter Westheimer

49.1. Owner of a bar called the Knoller

50. The Fielders

50.1. Basement is used as bomb shealter