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Characters By Chapter
Jeffrey Hale
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1   Liesel   Meminger   The Book Thief. A young girl who lost her brother. Protaganist.
    Werner   Meminger   Liesel's brother who died on the train.
    Rosa   Hubermann   Liesel's foster mother. Works as a launderer. Tough exterior.
    Ms.   Heinrich   Foster care lady. Accompanied Liesel to Hubermann's.
    Hans   Hubermann   Liesel's foster father. An accordionist. aka: Hansi.
    Max   Vanderburg   Known as the Jewish fist fighter. Seeks refuge with Hubermann.
    Hans   Hubermann   Hans and Rosa's son. aka: Hans Junior.
    Trudi   Hubermann   Hans and Rosa's daughter.
    Ms.   Diller   A sharp-edged woman and shop owner.
    Mrs.   Holtzapfel   Neighbor. Pays Liesel goods to read books to her.
    Rudy   Steiner   The boy next door. Liesel's best friend and partner in crime.
    Tommy   Muller   Rudy's friend with a hearing defect.
    Barbara   Steiner   Rudy's mother.
    Kurt   Steiner   Rudy's older brother.
    Alex   Steiner   Rudy's father. Owns a tailoring shop.
    Mr.   Kaufmann   One of Alex's customers. Shoe shop owner.
    Sister Maria       Liesel's teacher. aka: The grim reaper nun.
    Ludwig   Schmeikl   Liesel's classmate who got beat up by her.
    Waldenheim       Liesel's classmate.
    Lehmann       Liesel's classmate.
    Ernst   Vogel   Rosa's customer.
    Mr. & Mrs.   Pfaffelhurver   Rosa's customers.
    Helena   Schmidt   A rich widow. One of Rosa's customers.
    The   Weingartners   Rosa's customers.
2   Ilsa   Hermann   The mayor's wife. Shattered by death of her son.
    Paula   Meminger   Liesel's biological mother.
    Wolfgang   Edel   A middle-aged carpenter who built the stage for the Nazi's.
3   Heinz   Hermann   The Town Mayor.
    Johann   Hermann   Ilsa's son.
    Arthur   Berg   Leader of gang of kids who steal fruits and potatoes.
    Frits   Hammer   One of the older members of the gang.
    Harald   Mollenhauer   One of Rudy's soccer buddies.
    Andy   Schmeikl   Another member of the gang. Ludwig's brother.
    Walter   Kugler   Max's friend and sparring partner.
    Otto   Sturn   Boy who brings food for the priest. Robbed by Liesel and Rudy.
4   Erik   Vanderburg   Max's father. Hans's friend during WWI. Taught the accordian.
    Stephan   Schneider   A sergeant and Hans and Erik commander.
    Philipp   Schlink   An eager young soldier.
    Herbert   Bollinger   An old faithful.
    Joel   Kleinmann   Clothing store owner.
    Rolf   Fischer   One of Molching's greatest Nazi's.
    Wenzel   Gruber   Max's first fistfight opponent.
    Isaac       Max's oldest cousin.
    Sarah       Max's cousin.
    Ruth       Max's aunt.
5   Franz   Deutscher   Sadistic young leader of the Hitler Youth Division.
    Victor   Chemmel   The new leader. Arthur Berg's successor.
    Thomas   Mamer   Grocery owner.
    Ms.   Link   A teacher at Liesel's school. Not a nun.
    Kristina   Muller   Tommy's little sister.
6   Ms.   Olendrich   Liesel's teacher.
    Bettina   Steiner   Rudy's youngest sister.
    Herbert   Fiedler   Owns house where Liesel and neighbors go for shelter.
    Mr.   Jenson   One of the neighbors in the shelter.
    Rolf   Schultz   Young man in the shelter.
    Emma   Steiner   Rudy's sister.
    Karin   Steiner   Rudy's sister.
    Anna-Marie   Steiner   Rudy's sister.
8   Mr.   Heckenstaller   Supervising teacher in Rudy's medical exam.
    Jurgen   Schwartz   Student who also took the medical exam.
    Olaf   Siegel   Student who also took the medical exam.
    Dieter   Westheimer   Owner of the Knoller Bar.
    Boris   Schipper   A sergeant. Commanding officer of Hans (WWII).
    Reinhold   Zucker   Soldier
        Kessler   Solder
        Brunnenweg   Soldier
    Wolfgang       Missing child.
    Stephanie       Missing child.
    Gustel   Stoboi   Missing child.
    Rudy       Missing child.
9   Michael   Holtzapfel   Mrs. Holtzapfel's son who survived.
    Pieter       Brought Robert Holtzapfel to a temporary hospital.
    Eddie   Alma   A soldier. In an accident with Hans.
    Helmut   Brohmann   Drove the truck that got into an accident.