This Day in Jewish History 1933: Students Preempt Nazis, Burn Books in Germany

Keen on Nazi ideals, the young leapt to the mission of cleansing Germany of 'degenerate' influences such as Heine, Remarque and Freud.

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On May 10, 1933, in university towns around Germany, the crowning event of the month-long, student-organized “Action Against the Un-German Spirit” campaign took place. That night, tens of thousands of copies...