Hanna learns to read in detention. When Michael looks up her cell after her death, he finds books and reports from and about concentration camp prisoners and concentration camp guards next to his cassettes. She used the cassettes to learn how to read, to be able to read these books.
“After Ms. Schmitz has learned to read, she immediately began to read about concentration camps.”
For Hanna, reading was very important later, she once came out on strike until the abolition of the library resources has been corrected. One prison guard says that Hanna ordered books wisely when she got a general concentration camp bibliography. She also asked for books on the special topic about women in concentration camps. In conclusion, we can say that, for Hanna, her past and her deeds are not indifferent.