The Book Thief

The Book Thief Part Three

7) Why is Mein Kampf an ironic, but fitting title for Max’s journey?

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The translation of Hitler's Mein Kampf is "My Struggle". Max certainly has to struggle. Much of Max's struggle can be attributed to Hitler's sociopathic obsession with the ethnic cleansing of Jews. Max tries to use the evil of Mein Kampf to empower him. He uses Hitler's Mein Kampf to write his own stories over Hitler's words.