Library of Burned Books to Recall Nazi Barbarism
A German foundation plans to create a "library of burned books" to honor authors persecuted by the Nazis. In order to remember barbarism and victimization of authors, the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies in Potsdam is launching a "library of burned books." And even though the financing for the project has not yet been secured, its promoters are hard-pressed to keep quiet about the project.
"The point is to collect a selection of these titles," said Julius Schoeps, who runs the center and initiated the project. "This library should be on a few bookshelves and tour more than 3,000 high schools. We believe this is a type of living memorial, more important than one made of stone or iron."