The Burning of the Books
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.