The fictional town, Molching, which is located in Germany, is where the overall setting is, but Himmel Street is specifically where the Hubermanns and Steiner's live. While discovering her new home, Liesel is able to make a friend named Rudy, who she plays "soccer" on the street with. Yet, because of the acts of kindness occurring inside 33 Himmel Street and because of the tenderness of Rudy and Liesel's friendship, there is something heavenly about this street. Liesel and Rudy, grow alongside eachother on Himmel, which is German for “heaven”. Considering all the despair that takes place and with its residents, it certainly isn't heavenly during these troubling years.
Molching, Germany, Himmel Street
The setting being in 1940s and during World War ll it has an affect on the plot and the characters. It makes up the problem of Max Vadenburg having to keep hidden from the Nazi. Which then brings Hans, Rosa, and Liesel in danger and thats another problem. It is like a domino effect. It also creates the problem of people being financially unstable. In 1942 people didn't have the money that people now have. So Liesel's mother being a communist snd not being able to financially provide for her plays into this, The setting being in that periods of time makes a variety of issues.
World War ll 1939-1945 (time)