Summary and Analysis Part 9: The Last Human Stranger: The Snows of Stalingrad


This chapter serves as another example of how the outside world, overwhelmingly the violence from the war, finds its way to Himmel Street and into Liesel’s life. It also demonstrates how Liesel is able to use her gift of reading and words, her accordion, to bring help to others. It is soothing for her to be able to read to Frau Holtzapfel and to hope that it brings her some comfort, too.