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90 Years Since the Berlin Book Burning

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

The Nazi book burnings were a campaign conducted by the German Student Union (Deutsche Studentenschaft, DSt) to ceremonially burn books in Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930s. The books targeted for burning were those viewed as being subversive or as representing ideologies opposed to Nazism. These included books written by Jewish, half-Jewish, communist, socialist, anarchist, liberal, pacifist, and sexologist authors among others.

On May 10, 1933, tens of thousands of books were thrown into a bonfire in Berlin’s Opera Square. The pages went up in flames, but the spirit of these works survived. The National Library of Israel, a home and repository of the written word, invites you to a special event marking the 90th anniversary of the book burnings.

Between the Burning of a Language and Its Birth: On two sculptures by Micah Ullman in Berlin and Jerusalem.

Yigal Zalmona in discussion with Micha Ullman on two of his sculptures – “The Empty Library” in Berlin, and his new work, “Letters of Light”, which is being prepared on the grounds of the new National Library of Israel building in Jerusalem.

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