The Book Thief

The Book Thief

How does Hans Hubermann display resistance through his acts of kindness?

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This is pretty much the same question as before:

Hans frequently painted over Nazi propaganda that covered Jewish stores:

Many times, on the way home, women with nothing but kids and poverty would come running out and plead with him to paint their blinds. “Frau Hallah, I’m sorry, I have no black paint left,” he would say, but a little farther down the road, he would always break…. “Tomorrow,” he’d promise, “first thing,” and when the next morning dawned, there he was, painting those blinds for nothing or for a cookie or a warm cup of tea. The previous evening, he’d have found another way to turn blue or green or beige to black.

In part 7, Hans goes to one of the Jews who has fallen and gives the old man some bread.