Under order of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Nazi gangs raided the Berlin Library and gathered "un-German" books including the works of world-class authors such as Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Jack London, H. G. Wells, and Emile Zola as well as those of Jewish writers. In this photo, Germans crowd around a stall filled with confiscated books soon to be burned.
Photo credit: National Archives, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives
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