Eric Vandenburg nominates Hans to write letter because of his handwriting and that saves Han's life. Hans friend died and kept his accordion and the wife told him to keep it. Hans offered assitance to Eric's wife if she needed and contact him.
When Max Vandenburg arrives Han's threatens her to not tell anyone about the visitor. He does this by saying that he will take his books away. He also tells her that him, Rosa, and Max will be taken away.
Liesel gave Max a hug as a gift. Max uses the book called Mein Kampf to make a book out of for Liesels birthday present. By painting the pages white and making his own story Liesel goes to the basement to thank him and watched over him because he is sleeping.