Book burning, Berlin, 1933

Photo of book burning in Berlin, 1933 © Mary Evans Picture Library

Book burning on Opernplatz in Berlin, 1933. © Mary Evans Picture Library.

Before and during the Second World War, the Nazi Party banned and burned books it regarded as unpatriotic. Among the books to receive this fate was 'All quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque.

Read more about politics and book censorship.

See this image in the 'Banned books' exhibition at the National Library of Scotland, which runs until 31 Cctober.

 



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