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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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Amanda D I have not read any of the burned books. I have not admired any of the artists. Yes it did surprise me that the Nazis targeted non-German authors.
I have not read any of the burned books. I have not admired any of the artists. Yes it did surprise me that the Nazis targeted non-German authors., September 23, 2010 01:08 PM
 
Devyn M I have not read any of the books or admired any of the artists. I am not surprised that the Nazis targeted non-German authors because the Nazis always wanted control over eberything it seemed like.
I have not read any of the books or admired any of the artists. I am not surprised that the Nazis targeted non-German authors because the Nazis always wanted control over eberything it seemed like., September 23, 2010 12:56 PM
 
Taylor C. I have not read any of the burned books or admired any artists. I am not surprised that the Nazis targeted non-German authors either. The Nazis wanted to have complete control of what the people read, so their solution was to burn books.
I have not read any of the burned books or admired any artists. I am not surprised that the Nazis targeted non-German authors either. The Nazis wanted to have complete control of what the people read, so their solution was to burn books., September 23, 2010 12:56 PM
 
Michael Vue No, it does not surprise me that the Nazis targeted non-German authors, because they were on a quest for world domination so why would they keep books that aren't about Germans or from German authors.
September 23, 2010 12:56 PM
 
Laura Burch No, because Nazis wanted complete control and everyone to believe and do the same thing so it made sense to them to get rid of anything different.
September 23, 2010 12:56 PM
 
Madeline Carlson I am not surprised that the German's targeted the non-German authors because they didn't think that what they were saying went with what they believed.
I am not surprised that the German's targeted the non-German authors because they didn't think that what they were saying went with what they believed., September 23, 2010 12:36 PM
 
Joe Hamm I have not read any of these books or admired any of these artitsts. but it did not surprise me that nazis targeted non-german authors. The nazis were so non "un-german" and wanted to get rid of anything that wasnt german too
I have not read any of these books or admired any of these artitsts. but it did not surprise me that nazis targeted non-german authors. The nazis were so non "un-german" and wanted to get rid of anything that wasnt german too, September 22, 2010 03:01 PM
 
Dylan Magnuson I can't believe that they would burn books just because it opposed there leadership.
September 22, 2010 02:59 PM
 
Barbara Raby I was born on Jan.28,1938 so I was 7 when the war was over.I remember a lot about the war.I remember photos in newspapers that I wasn't supposed to see and when I got older I linked the photos with articles and have read every thing I can and researched a lot.After the war ,my name being German,I got a lot of bad things said to me in school.I was lucky I was in a German area in Spring ,Texas that had been settled by Baverian Germans before the Civil War.
I was born on Jan.28,1938 so I was 7 when the war was over.I remember a lot about the war.I remember photos in newspapers that I wasn't supposed to see and when I got older I linked the photos with articles and have read every thing I can and researched a lot.After the war ,my name being German,I got a lot of bad things said to me in school.I was lucky I was in a German area in Spring ,Texas that had been settled by Baverian Germans before the Civil War., June 04, 2010 06:36 PM
 
Mathieu De Steur Dear Sir or Madam, I have read many authors that were deemed evil by the nazi powers. I admired H.G. Wells well before i knew his books were burned, and to be honest, it filled me with some pride, to admire something Nazis loathed, to love something which they wanted to die. No, it didn't suprise me that the Nazis targeted non-German authors, logical outcome of their ideology. Let us remember the words of Bertolt Brecht: "Tut mir das nicht an! Laßt mich nicht übrig! Habe ich nicht Immer die Wahrheit berichtet in meinen Büchern? Und jetzt Werd ich von euch wie ein Lügner behandelt! Ich befehle euch, Verbrennt mich! " "
July 26, 2007 09:08 PM
 

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