Monday, March 26, 2007

Todays Quote:

"They that start by burning books will end by burning men."
--Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), from his play Almansor (1821)

May 10, 1933 - An event unseen since the Middle Ages occurs as German students from universities formerly regarded as among the finest in the world, gather in Berlin and other German cities to burn books with "unGerman" ideas. Books by Freud, Einstein, Thomas Mann, Jack London, H.G. Wells and yes Heinrich Heine, including many others go up in flames as they give the Nazi salute.

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