but Free Americans Can Still Read Them
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Fighting the fires of hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
RESPOND by sharing your own memories, reflections, and responses to the issues explored in this site and READ those of other visitors. Select a category on the right to read or respond to different themes.
Discussion
 
Authors
Have you read any of the burned books? Admired any of the artists? Did it surprise you that the Nazis targeted non-German authors?
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Censorship during wartime
Can ideas threaten a nation? Is censorship ever justified?
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Immediate American Responses
The Nazi book burnings were an attempt to restrict the German reading public's free access to ideas. Share your thoughts on why Americans were concerned about this event beyond their borders.
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