Allusions in "The Book Thief"

Topics: 1936 Summer Olympics, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany Pages: 2 (332 words) Published: March 21, 2011
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1936 OlympicsPg: 56
“Hitler’s Games”
Non-AryanPg: 110
“We put an end to the disease that has been spread through Germany for the last twenty years, if not more!” Jesse OwensPg: 56
“Jesse Owens had just completed the 4x100m relay and won his fourth gold medal. Talk that he was subhuman because he was black and Hitler’s refusal to shake his hand were touted around the world” Hitler YouthPg: 40

“Ten years old meant Hitler Youth.”
“Wednesday and Saturday were designated meeting days.”
“First they made sure your heil Hitler was working properly.” Average WomanPg: 34
“Rosa Hubermann…did the washing and ironing for five of the wealthier households in Molching.” Average ManPg: 33
“He was a painter by trade”
“He had already cheated me in one world war, but would later be put into another.” (He was later drafted into the Nazi army like most other men) Book BurningPg: 101
“Nazi’s were gathering fuel…Liesel was witness to men and women knocking on doors, asking people if they had any material that they felt should be done away with or destroyed.” Hitler’s BirthdayPg: 101

“Molching, like the rest of Germany, was in the grip of preparing for Hitler’s birthday. This particular year with the development of war, and Hitler’s current victorious position, the Nazi patricians of Molching wanted the celebration to be especially befitting. There would be a parade. Marching. Music. Singing. There would be a fire.” Hiding JewsPg: 185

“In November 1940, when Max Vandenburg arrived in the kitchen of 33 Himmel Street, he was twenty-four years old. His clothes seemed to weigh him down, and his tiredness was such that an itch could break him in two. He stood shaking in the doorway.” Domino TheoryPg: 410

“Alex and Barbara Steiner would not disclose what was said while the dominoes were falling like dead bodies in the living room.”
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