but free Americans can still read them


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Fighting the fires of hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
Excerpt
But the Jews exist, 14 million, reduced only by war and its consequences--Jews who in historical times were a people with a language, a homeland, ethos, creation, and a God, and whose indisputable descendents live everywhere today with a seemingly average disposition, with a history lacking holes, with a tradition, with a will to live their own lives, and with masses whose will to be their own people never loses its self-reliance....
-Caliban, 1927









WORKS PICTURED
Novellen um Claudia, 1912 cover


  Arnold Zweig
Arnold Zweig WORKS BURNED
All works published before May 1933
  German novelist and playwright Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) published his first volume of stories in 1911 while he was still a student. Zweig volunteered for the German army in 1915, and spent more than a year at the front. After his war experiences, he became a pacifist. His subsequent writing attacked Prussian militarism. Translated into more than a dozen languages, his prize-winning 1927 novel The Case of Sergeant Grischa tells the story of a Russian prisoner of war's poor treatment by the Germans during World War I. Zweig became a Jewish nationalist and for a time edited a Berlin Zionist periodical. Zweig also co-authored a book with Lion Feuchtwanger, another writer targeted by the Nazis. After Hitler's rise to power, Zweig was denounced as a pacifist and his books were burned. He sought refuge in Palestine, but ultimately returned to Communist East Berlin where he lived until his death.





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