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Fighting the fires of hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
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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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Sheila Bartle The very fact that so many of the 30 respondents had heard of no one on the list is troubling. We have the privilege of free speech and free education, but few of us really take advantage of the great opportunities for learning we have. As Ray Bradbury said, get a degree at the library. i.e. Educate yourself!
The very fact that so many of the 30 respondents had heard of no one on the list is troubling. We have the privilege of free speech and free education, but few of us really take advantage of the great opportunities for learning we have. As Ray Bradbury said, get a degree at the library. i.e. Educate yourself!, May 30, 2011 02:54 PM
 
Alicia Sokol I haven't read any of the books, I'll be reading Fahrenheit 451 soon though. It's very surprising that they felt that strongly of hatred towards the Jewish and their beliefs that they would burn their books destroying all word of "un-German" script. They were sure to make there point accross that they were disgusted by the Jews.
September 27, 2010 06:47 PM
 
Katelyn Ramberg I have not read any of the burned books, nor have i ever heard of any of these artist. It did not surprise me that the Germans would target only non German books. It comes off to me as they only wanted people to believe what they believed because everthing else was wrong.
I have not read any of the burned books, nor have i ever heard of any of these artist. It did not surprise me that the Germans would target only non German books. It comes off to me as they only wanted people to believe what they believed because everthing else was wrong., September 24, 2010 10:59 AM
 
Hannah B I not not read any of the books or admired any of the artists. I am also not too surprised that Germany decided to burn "un-German" books since they thought Jewish people were ruining their society, it sounds like something Germany would have done at the time. However, I think it was a horrible thing that happened in history.
September 24, 2010 10:58 AM
 
Annie I'm not surprised that Nazis targeted non-German authors. The Nazis already hated the non-Germans so they would do something like book burning.
I'm not surprised that Nazis targeted non-German authors. The Nazis already hated the non-Germans so they would do something like book burning., September 24, 2010 10:53 AM
 
Alesha Angel No, I have not read any of the burned books or have admired any of these artists. No, it also did not suprise me that the Nazis only targeted the non-German authors.
No, I have not read any of the burned books or have admired any of these artists. No, it also did not suprise me that the Nazis only targeted the non-German authors., September 24, 2010 10:41 AM
 
Nick Ennis I have never read any of the books, but it is terrible that the germans would destroy a culture by burning books.
I have never read any of the books, but it is terrible that the germans would destroy a culture by burning books., September 24, 2010 10:41 AM
 
Brooke Kelly I have not read any of the burned books. Nor do i know any of the artists so i cant really say much about that. But it did not surpirse me that the Nazis targeted non-German authors. In the fact being that they werent German for one and that they were going against what the Nazis were saying.
September 23, 2010 03:08 PM
 
Courtney I think it's really weird how they would just burn books because it was agaisnt their leadership or whatever.
I think it's really weird how they would just burn books because it was agaisnt their leadership or whatever., September 23, 2010 02:36 PM
 
Alex Milam I find it absolutely ridiculous that they would burn books just because the author was non-German. Or it went against the nazi teachings. But it also doesnt suprise me that they did, mainly just seeing what they did to non-german people as well.
I find it absolutely ridiculous that they would burn books just because the author was non-German. Or it went against the nazi teachings. But it also doesnt suprise me that they did, mainly just seeing what they did to non-german people as well., September 23, 2010 02:31 PM
 

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