The Book Thief

The Book Thief


Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief: Part 6: Death's Diary: The Parisians Summary & Analysis

Death describes the sky as "the color of Jews," and he sadly talks about the souls in the concentration camps. Death asks God for answers just like humans do, but he receives no response. He gently carries away the souls of some French Jews in Poland. He describes the sun as "blond" and the sky as "a giant blue eye."
One of the most tragic chapters – all of nature seems transformed by the horrors of the Holocaust. The clouds are colored by the cremated victims, and the sun and sky (blonde and blue-eyed like Hitler's "master race") symbolize how Hitler and his ideas have infected everything.
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