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Burning In The Book Thief

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The Nazi book burning targeted books that did not agree or fit to the ideologies of the Nazi’s, but, neither did the Jews and both were sought to be destroyed. In The Book Thief the books represent the Jewish people and the Nazi’s were really trying to destroy them. “To their left, flames and burning books were cheered like heroes.”(113) The burning books, just like Jews were cheered on for their demise. Germany was convinced that the books and Jews were evil and unsuitable for the world so they wanted them to cease to exist. “Of course, everyone knew about the Jews, as they were the main offender in regard to violating the German ideal.” (111). During the war, the Jews were hated so much because they were not the same as everyone who fit
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