Consigned to the Flames. On the 90th anniversary of the Nazi book burnings throughout Germany on 10 May 1933

Ninety years ago, on 10 May 1933, the German Student Union organised a nationwide burning of books that were considered ill-suited to Nazi doctrine. The works of countless authors were thus irretrievably consumed by the flames on fanatical, ideological grounds. In remembrance and admonition, Charlotte Lenz, staff member of the DHM Library, reports on the background and consequences of these illicit actions – which are also seen here from the perspective of libraries and their employees.