Picture No 10246084
Date 10 May 1933
Description Book burning on Opernplatz in Berlin, Germany

Book burning on Opernplatz in Berlin (including an appearance by Josef Goebbels). On 10 May 1933 "undeutsches Schrifttum" (Un-German literature) was being burned in many German university towns. These macabre events were the highlight of the campaign "Wider den undeutschen Geist" (Against the Un-German Spirit) after the National Socialists' coming to power. The book burnings had been arranged by the German Student Association's Main Office for Press and Propaganda.

Photograph, 10 May 1933
Credit Line

Mary Evans Picture Library/Imagno