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Fighting the fires of hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
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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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Megan Fleming Obviously by burning books, the Nazi's were able to control what people read and didnt read. they did this because they didnt want things to happen.
September 23, 2010 12:53 PM
 
Alyssa Anderson America was concerned because Germany was becoming communist, and we were scared that more countries in Europe would follow in Germany's footsteps and become Communist too. But I think people should be able to say and think what they want to.
September 23, 2010 12:52 PM
 
Madeline Carlson Because by controlling what the people read, you restrict their ideas and beliefs. Americans were concerned about this because we didn't want all the book burning to happen here even though it eventually did.
Because by controlling what the people read, you restrict their ideas and beliefs. Americans were concerned about this because we didn't want all the book burning to happen here even though it eventually did., September 23, 2010 12:42 PM
 
Katie Audette I think we were concerned because we did not want such a horrible thing to happen in our county, and we were maybe scared that this would start up a huge war and we wanted to be prepared.
I think we were concerned because we did not want such a horrible thing to happen in our county, and we were maybe scared that this would start up a huge war and we wanted to be prepared., September 23, 2010 12:36 PM
 
Gus By burning books, the Nazi's were able to control what Germans read and believed to be true. They could make their own version of truth for their ccuntry.
By burning books, the Nazi's were able to control what Germans read and believed to be true. They could make their own version of truth for their ccuntry., September 22, 2010 06:15 PM
 
Jamie P You should be able to have your own opinion on whatever you want, it's your say and others can think what they want to.
You should be able to have your own opinion on whatever you want, it's your say and others can think what they want to., September 22, 2010 11:49 AM
 
devin i think it concerned us because we did not want that to happen here.
May 01, 2008 09:03 AM
 
tanner book burning is bad no matter who you are and at what time.... books are hopes and dreams would yoou want your hopes and dreams to be burned
April 23, 2008 02:07 PM
 
lex I beleive that people shoulds bw able to read what they want to read and should not be cencored from the reality of life and what is going on in the world.
February 15, 2008 10:52 AM
 
Bob Most Nazis didn't realize what they were doing when they were burning the books. Does anyone think differently?
February 11, 2008 09:04 PM
 

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