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"Burning books" Artist unknown, 1939-1945. Charcoal on board.

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Burning books

"Burning books" Artist unknown, 1939-1945

Catalogue ref: INF 3/1771Links to the Catalogue


Image for a series illustrating life under Nazi rule, which shows German Brown Shirt ‘Storm-troopers' burning books. On May 10 1933, German students in tune with National Socialist ideals, had carried out systematic book-burning across Germany against ‘un-German' books: ‘against class struggle and materialism' and ‘against decadence and moral decline'.