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Nazi book burning....



Item # 556543

May 11, 1933

NEW YORK WORLD TELEGRAM, from New York City, dated May 11, 1933.

* Nazi Book Burnings
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
* 1st report


This 40 page newspaper has a one column headlines on page 8:

* NAZIS REJOICE AFTER BURNING OF FOES' BOOK
* Drizzle Falls to Silence Shouts of 10,000 Students at Symbolic Purging
* Socialist Raids Continue
* Party's Rooms in Reichstag Building Sealed and Its records Destroyed

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes:
The works of Jewish authors and other so-called "degenerate" books were burnt by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. Richard Euringer, director of the libraries in Essen, identified 18,000 works deemed not to correspond with Nazi ideology, which were publicly burned.

On May 10, 1933 on the Opernplatz in Berlin, S.A. and Nazi youth groups burned around 20,000 books from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft and the Humboldt University; including works by Heinrich Heine, Thomas Mann, Karl Marx, Erich Maria Remarque, and H.G. Wells. Student groups throughout Germany also carried out their own book burnings on that day and in the following weeks. Erich Kästner wrote an ironic account (published only after the fall of Nazism) of having witnessed the burning of his own books on that occasion.

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