Study Guide

Liesel's Father in The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

Liesel's Father

We know next to nothing about Liesel's father. Liesel has no memories of him, but has heard he was a communist. The German Communist Party (KPD) was a political party in Germany when Hitler took power. As a popular party, members were seen as a threat to the Nazis. The novel implies that something bad happened to Liesel's dad because of his communist political views.

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