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Fighting Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings

This exhibit opens on September 2, 2014 and is viewable through October 20, 2014.

On the night of May 10, 1933, more than 25,000 books were burned across Nazi Germany. Most of the book burnings occurred in cities with universities –Munich, Berlin, Frankfort and 31 others. On the pyres were titles considered to be “inflammatory and trashy literature.” Books authored by Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Pacifists, Jews and anyone disliked by the regime, were burned.

Even before the first match was struck, news of the pending censorship spread around the world. Voices rose in opposition. In America, it was as if the Constitution was to be burned to ash. The Nazi book burnings were viewed as the deepest affront to liberty – authors whose books would be burned including Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Sinclair Lewis and many others were vocal in their opposition.

General admission is $10.00. No charge for Museum members.
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Presenting Sponsors: Joanne and Charles Teichman/YLANG 23
Louise and Gigi Gartner

This exhibition was underwritten in part by grants from The Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.

Exhibit produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Hours Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission for all exhibits is: $10 for adults; $8 for children; and $8 for seniors. For more information visit www.DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

Special thanks to John Tilton and Lucky Dog Books for providing copies of the banned titles for our display.