During the Great Depression preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, "soup kitchens" provided the only meals some unemployed Americans had. This particular soup kitchen was sponsored by the Chicago gangster, Al Capone.
The Great Depression In this picture, the board's caption shows "Jobless men keep going" and there are exactly people walking in front the board. It shows in the Great Depression time, there are lots of jobless people.
In The Book Thief Hitler was a historical aspect because he was the center of why there were bombings in Germany and why Jews were marched through the streets to the concentration camp, Dachau. Also, he was the reason Liesel was in the Hitler Youth Group.
This is a real photo of a car being pulled by a horse. This is commonly known as a "Bennett Buggy". People were using "Bennett Buggys" as a means of transportation because they could not afford gas for their car during the great depression.