This Day in Jewish History Writer Arthur Schnitzler Dies

Schnitzler, a playwright and fiction writer, passed away two years before his writings, which Hitler described as 'Jewish filth,' were banned and burned in Germany.

On October 21, 1931, the playwright and fiction writer Arthur Schnitzler died in Vienna at the age of 69, less than two years before his works would be among those of a number of “un-German” books burned in a night of bonfires lit in towns across Germany on May 10, 1933. Hitler characterized his writing as “Jewish filth.”