His oblivious unearthing of Max plagued him. Liesel could see it sitting next to his plate as he ignored his dinner. He also no longer played his accordion.
Hans got a letter from the Nazi's telling him that his application to join the NSDAP has been aproved.
Liesel had just returned from reading with Frau Holtzapfel. Hans was sitting and Rosa was standing as the soup started to burn.
Liesel saw the typewriter later when she wrote. She wondered how many letters like that were sent out as punishment to Germany's Hans Hubbermanns and Alex Stiners. It was the sign of the German army's growing desperation.
Five days later, when Liesel continued her habit of looking at the weather, she did not get a chance to see the sky. Next door, Barbara Steiner was sitting on the front step with her neatly combed hair.
On Liesel's way out, she was interrupted by the sight of Kurt.When she stopped, he called out "Come on, Liesel. Rudy will be out soon." After that, Kurt said, "Our papa's going, too". "When they come and ask you for one of your children, you're supposed to say yes." , said Barbara