The Question and Answer section for The Book Thief is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Hans enjoyed playing his accordion, reading with Liesel, and painting for people. (He painted over Nazi hate graffiti).
During WW1, Hans befriends a German Jew named Erik Vandenburg, who teaches Hans to play the accordion. The day the platoom is to go into battle, the Sergeant asks which one of them has good handwriting. None volunteered. The Sergeant says that...
Max wondered how he could ask people, who did not really know him, to risk their lives by hiding him.