Hans is Liesel foster father and a German. During WWI Hans fought along side a Jew who saved his life. Hans is a expert accordionist who plays in bars for money and plays to help calm down Liesel. One night out of the blue Max the son of the Jew who saved Hans life comes to him and ask for help. Hans helps him. After Hans paints over a Jewish sign for a Jew most people in the town get mad at him and refuses his service. After Hans helps a Jew in a march he is drafted into the army where he helps clean up the aftermath of the bomb raids. He is later sent home after his truck flips over and he breaks his leg. Once his leg starts to heal he starts to do paperwork in a office. He dies in the bomb raid of Himmel Street.