Events | The Night, when the Books Burned in Germany

Berlin | May 10, 2013 | 8:00 PM

On the 80th anniversary of the „book burning“ by the National Socialists Villa Aurora e.V. and Literaturhaus Berlin in collaboration with Atlantik-Brücke commemorate the literature of those writers and journalists, who were persecuted and silenced.

On May 10th, 1933, professors and students of National Socialistic conviction „cleansed“ the libraries in many cities of the „Reich“ of „un-German spirit“ and ceremoniously burned the books of many German authors and scholars.

We know today, that it was the trigger, Heine talked about, when saying they not only burned books, but humans. It all ended with millions of deaths in gas chambers, on battle fields and in bombed-out cities.

On the occasion of the 80th anniverary of the book burning we will look back at the historic events and the decades that followed, as books were and are being burnt, and authors and journalists -in their pursuit of the truth- are still being persecuted, jailed and murdered.

Location: Literaturhaus Berlin, Big Hall, Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin

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