A free online event in association with Lockdown University
On 10 May 1933, university students across Germany burned over 25,000 books. The words of Einstein, Freud, Brecht, Hemingway and many others were consigned to the flames, while in Berlin a crowd of 40,000 gathered to hear Goebbels proclaim the end of ‘the era of extreme Jewish intellectualism’ as he committed ‘to the flames the evil spirit of the past’. Nearly 90 years on, historian William Tyler discusses the implications and the legacy of burning the books, using this awful event to look at the wider context of free speech and its limits, which now involves social media as well as the written word.
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