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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 30th, 2013, 12:39 Thread Starter
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The Burning of the Books

I came across this webpage and thought to share it with reading Xtratimers:

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/.../bookburn.html

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
—Heinrich Heine

In May 1933, the Nazi party decreed that any book, “which acts subversively on our future or strikes at the root of German thought, the German home and the driving forces of our people...” was to be burnt.

Students carrying banners toured the streets, rifling libraries, synagogues, and private homes. Works of philosophers, rationalists, poets, and internationally acclaimed authors, which had until then formed part of universal studies, were thrown into the flames.

Some of the authors targeted in the book burning campaign are listed below.


Albert Einstein

Harvelock Ellis

Lion Feuchtwanger

Sigmund Freud

André Gide

Franz Kafka

Erich Kästner

Hellen Keller
Alfred Kerr

Jack London

Heinrich Mann

Thomas Mann

Karl Marx

Hugo Preuss

Marcel Proust

Walter Rathenau
Erich Maria Remarque

Margaret Sanger

Arthur Schnitzler

Upton Sinclair

Jakob Wasserman

H. G. Wells

Stefan Zweig

Emile Zola

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To be honest, burning books is irrelevant. It should be obvious, if the nazis thought it was a good idea, it was actually dumb. Fire is just able to destroy what time would eventually destroy too. Its just a bit of human arrogance to add flames to the process...

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burn computers and replace oldfashionable witches and books once for all

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To be honest, burning books is irrelevant. It should be obvious, if the nazis thought it was a good idea, it was actually dumb. Fire is just able to destroy what time would eventually destroy too. Its just a bit of human arrogance to add flames to the process...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old September 24th, 2013, 12:57
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That is just plain dumb to burn books. And if they do it now its even more dumb considering you have more means at your disposal to read that same book
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