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First report of the 1938 Nazi book burning in Germany...

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May 11, 1933


* Nazi Book Burnings (1st report)
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica - holocaust
* Berlin, Germany

The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "NAZIS PUT TORCH TO THOUSANDS OF 'IMPURE' BOOKS" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the famous book burnings near the beginning of the tensions between Germans and Jews.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 30 pages, rag edition in nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

wikipedia notes: 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.

Category: The 20th Century