Hello again ladies and gentlemen, this is Husam J coming at you with a summary of the chapters, enjoy (that’s if you read it, of course).
The people of Molching were becoming afraid of bombing. They have have been notified of the nearest shelters basements, and darken their windows. For Han, this meant more work. People needed to paint their blinds black. Liesel walks the street to help him. She enjoys spending these afternoons with him, listening to his stories and hearing him play his accordion. At a wealthy home she gets to try champagne. She said she would never drink champagne because it would never taste as good as it did in July 1942. The relationship between Liesel and Hans grow a lot deeper and taking an adult tone as Liesel matures. Han continues to help those in need. And gets paid with objects food, or drinks instead of money.
Han wakes up Liesel in the middle of night, sirens going off, they say goodbye to Max and leave him in the basement. Outside people were carrying their belongings and run to shelters. Lisesel and her family go to Fiedlers’ basement. Han forgets his accordion. The Steiner family is there too along with Frau Holtzapfel and Pfiffikus (funny names) and others. When the all-clear signal is given, the family goes home and find Max in the basement. He apologizes for what he did and went upstairs too look outside the window.
The raid was a false alarm and no bombing occurs. But the raid of Septerember 19, 1942 is real and radio alerts them this time. And again, the people make their way to Fielders’ basement. And Han leaves the accordion for good luck. Liesel starts reading The Whistler, Rudy was the first one to listen but then everyone else did. She realized that her reading is similar to Han’s accordion. And after some time, the sirens alert them that the raid is over. And people thanked Liesel as people were leaving and went back home and they shared their story to Han.
The next day, Rudy and Lisel explore the damage to Molching. And so it would be two weeks since another air raid then some other things had happened throughout but I didn’t fully understand it. I read the section twice and didn’t make sense so if someone could elaborate would be very helpful.
It’s 11 pm and Max Vandenburn walk Himmel Street with a suitcase full of food and warm clothes. Before leaving, he tells Lisel there is a present waiting for her but she won’t get it until she’s ready. Liesel joins Hans and Rosa in the Kitchen. And now Himmel Street is a place of silence.
Rosa tries to make Han go to bed but he won’t listen. She goes to her room and prays for Max who had left and in hte morning she find Han sleeping in hte kitchen. Han tells her that he should have been arested but assures him that he’s innocent. Another week goes by, and Liesel sees Han walking by the river occasionally. One day they saw his face in the water.
Death says that everybody in Nazi Germany gets some kind of punishment. Those who survive are punished with “poverty and guilt when the war is over and six million discoveries were made throughout Europe”. The six million is the accepted number of Jews killed during the Holocaust. Hans wants to be punished and his punishment was the approvial of the Nazi party and conscription to the German Army. Liesel’s hand trembles as she reads the letter informing him. It shows how desperate Germany is out of soldiers.