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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Chapter 87 Summary


  • The war is over, and Death has come for Hitler.
  • (Hitler commits suicide on April 30, 1945. It's common knowledge that Hitler shot himself, but new evidence has historians doubting the facts. Read all about it here.)
  • Alex Steiner has reopened his tailor shop, and Liesel works with him.
  • She and Alex go to Dachau to look for Max, but the Americans won't let them in.
  • One day, in October of 1945, a man walks into the tailor shop, asking for Liesel.
  • It's Max.
  • When they see each other, "They [hug] and cry and [fall] to the floor" (87.4).

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