Anne Frank’s family was traced back to Judengasse, Jewish ghetto. This was a very cramped area of Germany where Otto Frank was raised as a child. “In 1925, Otto Frank married Edith Hollander, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist from Aachen”(History of the Frank Family 1). The Frank family then moved into Otto’s mom’s house with five others. Then had their children, Margot and Anne.
Liesel suddenly couldn’t live with her mother anymore and she gets placed in a foster home in the fictional town of Molching, Germany. In the beginning of the book she is 9 years old and as the book goes on so does her new life. She lives together with Hans and Rosa
The novel takes place in a fictional town of Molching, Germany near Munich in 1939 shortly before the second world war. Death starts at the beginning when Meminger was nine years old, when she was suffering from separating from her mom and the death of her brother. Liesel Meminger moved to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann who are her foster parents. They live in 33 Himmel street in Molching.
In the beginning of Elie’s experience, he gets the choice to abandon the ghetto and go with the family’s former maid to a safe shelter. He chose to stay because Elie would have been separated from his parents and little sister. This choice had a negative impact, but also a positive one. The negative side is that Elie’s family stayed in the ghettos, and then the concentration camps. At the time, no one could believe the rumors about the Nazis.
Poverty also led the Lacks 's family to injustice for them and their mother 's cells because they simply couldn 't afford a lawyer. The book says, "So in attempt to get Hopkins to give them what they saw as their cut of the HeLa profits they made handouts about Henrietta Lack 's family being owed their due, and gave them to customers at Lawrence 's store". This illustrates that although Lawrence and Sonny couldn 't afford a lawyer, the next best thing was to spread the word, and also shows how they just had to make do with what they had. Rebecca Skloot shows how poverty was a major problem for the Lacks 's family in, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Ranging from medical problems to being an easy target to having injustice.
The story starts when Liesel 's communist mother is on a train heading for a town in which Liesel’s new adopted parents are. On the train ride to Liesel’s new life, her brother, Werner, had died before arriving in Molching, and not only that, but she would also go on to lose her mother to Hitler’s Regime for being a communist. Already, Liesel experiences such a traumatic event that will affect her for the rest of the story, and will see dramatic changes to personality and outlook almost immediately with her being quite resistant to her
“In the meantime they’ll just have to move a little farther north from Mango Street, a little farther away every time people like us keep moving in (Cisneros 13).” This quote is a significant part of the story because it shows how Esperanza truly feels about herself and her family. She thinks that because she is poor and lives and a bad neighborhood people move away from her family. Esperanza doesn’t think very much of her or her family at all. She thinks that it is because of their race that people do not want to be near them.
However, the main conflict within the book is that the Jewish population is being persecuted by Nazis. During the war, over six million Jews were killed, and most of those who survived were forced into hiding. They were required to leave their families and friends. If they were lucky enough to find someone who would help them hide from the Nazis, they were usually confined to a very small space such as a basement, attic or farm. This conflict is external and it is man vs. society.
She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire. The death of her relatives are instrumental in reducing her to poverty, as do the desires, the costly “epic fornications” of her forebears. Her own promiscuous sexual desire destroys her reputation and her professional career. (Henthorne ) The death of her relatives leaves deep scars on Blanche’s soul, but even deeper scares are
Because she was Jewish, Iby had to transfer to the Czech Grammar School at the end of ninth grade, and she attended this school until she was sixteen. Iby and her family were then forced to leave their apartment, and their family business was taken over by non-Jewish people. Like all the other Jewish people in their area, Iby and her family had to wear a yellow star identifying them as Jewish,
He was put into labor camps at a young age and was torn from his family. Like any other jew he was trapped in a ghetto, transported to a camp, and evaluated in the selection. He has gone through every painful event in the holocaust and the most painful event was knowing how his father died and that his father death brought him joy not sorrow. The Holocaust is an important because it shapes who he is. Wiesel wouldn 't have become a fighter for peace if he wouldn 't have experienced all the terrible thing his own kind did to him, the beatings, the hunger and the pain.
The leader I chose is Anne Frank. She was a teenage writer who was journaling all of her experiences during the Holocaust while hiding. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. Anne went to school at Montessori Amsterdam. She lived in an Annex for safety from the Nazis during the Holocaust.
“Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”(“Words Quotes - BrainyQuote”). In the novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, words are expressed to change the minds of Hitler’s followers to believe his every word. Words are also used against German citizens if they do not conform to the societal expectations. On the other hand, Liesel has a lust for words and she wishes to use them to positively impact others.
The motif of Himmel Street in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak portrays the idea that Himmel Street changes for Liesel from a place she fears, to the place she starts to love and call home, to where she suffers great loss. In the beginning of this novel, as Liesel arrives Himmel Street, she feels alone and scared. Liesel clings to a gate next to her, “a gang of tears trudged from her eyes as she held on and refused to go inside. People started to gather on the street until Rosa Hubermann swore at them, after which they reversed back, whence they came” (Zusak 28). Liesel’s actions show that she feels scared and she is very uncomfortable with her surroundings.