Ninety years ago this month, university students in Nazi clubs led an enthusiastic crowd in the burning of more than 25,000 “un-German” books in a Berlin public square. These planned, torchlit purges occurred in 34 university towns across Germany.

In the aftermath of the book burnings, the Nazi regime raided bookstores, libraries, and publishers’ warehouses to confiscate materials it deemed dangerous. The censorship was an early step toward transforming the country from a democracy to a dictatorship.

“Where They Burn Books, They Will Also Ultimately Burn People”

See how it all began – Watch Here

Helen Keller Penned a Powerful Response – “History has taught you nothing”

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He Watched His Life’s Work Go Up in Flames

Who was Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld? – Watch Here

Book Burnings Did Not Begin or End with the Nazis

Fires of Hate – Watch Here

Nazi Propaganda Minister Incites Berlin Crowd with Fiery Speech

What did Goebbels say? – Watch Here

As Censorship Widened, Hitler Ousted American Journalist from Germany

Learn Her Story – Watch Here