The Berlin Boxing Club Themes & Motifs

Robert Sharenow
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Nazi Germany

Life in Nazi Germany is a major theme of the novel as Karl describes the increasing regulations and restrictions put on Jews during Hitler’s rule. Also touched on are the ways the persecution of the Jews hurts the Stern family in particular. Finally, homage is paid to the brave men who are willing to put themselves in danger in order to help save the Sterns.

Even though Karl and his family are not practicing Jews, this doesn’t keep them from being affected by the persecution of this group of people by the Nazis. Because he has Jewish relatives (three of this grandparents are Jewish) Karl is considered to be Jewish as well. Even before the Nazis had put any real regulations on the Jews, a group known as the Wolf Pack has been hazing the boys they know are of Jewish descent. On...

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