The young orphan girl Liesel Meminger lost her family due to the political crisis in Germany at that time and
‘The Book Thief’ is a historical novel based on the events of the Holocaust and Second World War and the suffering and death experienced by people.
Three of the most prominent themes quoted in ‘The Book Thief’ are Mortality, the Hardship of the Jews, and Destruction. They are intertwined throughout the book with all the events happening.
‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak, follows Liesel Meminger as she comes of age during World War II in Nazi Germany.
Markus Zusak wrote ‘The Book Thief’ to show the hardship people encountered during World War II in a small town in Germany.
Markus Zusak’s ‘The Book Thief’ was written following the events that happened in Germany from 1939 – 1942 during the second world war.