Study Guide

Alex Steiner in The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

Alex Steiner

Alex is Rudy's father. He's a tailor with a tailor shop. His political beliefs are grounded in economics. After he loses his family during the Himmel Street bombing, he gets leave from the military and returns to Molching. He and Liesel develop a friendship, and he accompanies her to Dachau to try to find Max after the war ends.