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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
May
May 10, 1933 - A public burning of books in Berlin, Germany

May 10, 1933

A public burning of books in Berlin, Germany

A ritual “public burning of noxious Jewish writings” was held opposite the University of Berlin on May 10, 1933. Some 20,000 books by Jewish authors and non-Jews suspected of writing in a “Jewish spirit” were thrown into the fire by an angry and exhilarated mob, many of them students. Similar events were held throughout the country.