1. Thievery plays a prominent role in the book, in what ways does thievery help the characters get through difficult times, in what ways is it harmful?
2. In what ways do German citizens have to show loyalty to Hitler and the Nazi party? How do characters hide their true feelings about their loyalty, particularly Hans?
3. Who is the Jewish fist fighter? How does he end up at the Hubermann house? What risk is Hans taking?
4. Describe a compelling event or scene from this week's reading. What makes it compelling?