The 'Nazis' did not burn books - that is more fake history
By Carolyn Yeager
NAME ME ONE SINGLE INSTANCE WHEN THE 'NAZIS' - properly known as the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) - publicly, or privately, burned books.
You can't - because there is none.
Yet a letter from 'Walter' to Jeff Bezos has been circulating, in which he makes he following statement:
What would happen if other companies followed your lead? Where would it all end? Burning books like during the Nazi years?
Walter means well, but he is very much mistaken. I have seen similar sentiments in connection with Amazon's blacklisting of Holocaust Revisionist books, so I am setting the record straight. The one-time book-burning that did take place in 1933 was done by university students, not the NSDAP.
Compare the Geman students of that time to the students in our American universities today and you will recognize they were much tamer, less violent and destructive in 1933 Berlin than in 2017 Washington DC, Seattle or New York City.
This Bundesarchiv image is labelled simply "Opernplatz, Berlin book burnings." No further details. It is the photograph that is used to represent "Nazi book burning" even though it is only one of two of such activity that exists. The other is a different view of the same scene. And apparently, these books are from the Institute of Sex Research in Berlin.
In spite of their best efforts to make it sound bigger than it was, the best Wikipedia can come up with is this:
On 6 May 1933, members of the German Student Union (DSt) [which had been in existence since 1919], made an organised attack on the Institute of Sex Research in Berlin's Tiergarten area. A few days later [May 10], the institute's library and archives were hauled out and burned in the streets of the Opernplatz. Around 20,000 books and journals, and 5,000 images, were destroyed.
Preceding this event:
On April 8, 1933, the Main Office for Press and Propaganda of the German Student Union proclaimed a nationwide "Action against the Un-German Spirit". Local chapters were to supply the press with releases and commissioned articles, sponsor well-known Nazi figures to speak at public gatherings, and negotiate for radio broadcast time. On the 8th of April, the Student Union also drafted the Twelve Theses which deliberately evoked Martin Luther and the historic burning of "Un-German" books at the Wartburg festival [in 1817] on the 300th anniversary of the posting of Luther's Ninety-Five Theses.
It is claimed that some burnings took place at other universities, but no photographic record exists of this.
Some were postponed a few days because of rain. Others, based on local chapter preference, took place on 21 June, the summer solstice, a traditional date of celebration.
The only photos I have ever seen are the two from Berlin on May 10, 1933. The facts do not attest to general "Nazi book burning" under the National Socialist regime 1933-1945, but that is what is insinuated by the MSM and even by 'historians'. It is the usual 'fake news' and 'fake history.'