Bebelplatz, Berlin, Germany
Bebelplatz Berlin Reviews
Bebelplatz - the scene of the burning books Sep 16, 2012
Bebelplatz is a small square located in the central part of Berlin at Unter den Linden. The square is infamous as the spot where the biggest of the Nazi book burnings took place. On May 10 1933 20.000 books were burned on this square. The works included the works of communist authors such as Karl Marx but also books written by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann and Erich Maria Remarque who wrote Im Western nichts Neues (all Quite on the Western Front).
Today there is a small memorial on the square. Under a glass window you can see a room with empty bookshelves with enough space for the 20.000 books which were burned. There is a small memorial plaque with an inscription with a quote from 1820 by one of the authors whose books were burned Heinrich Heine “Where they burn books, they eventually burn humans”.
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