Hans is Liesel’s foster father. His appearance is simple and nice – he is tall and gentle. He has a lot of courage and bravery. Also, he likes trying to play on accordion. Once in the World War I he was saved by a Jew Erik Vandenberg. Later he hides his son Max from the Nazis. Also, Hans' impulsive kindness sometimes gets him into troubles. Remember the situation where he has to help in a very dangerous air raid recovery unit? That’s what we are talking about. Hans survived that time, but at the end of the novel when another attack appears he dies.
Hans Hubermann in the Essays