Power Of Books In Adolf Hitler's Germany

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Books, they promote thought, spark conversation, and generate critical thinking. A book is a portal to a new world, full of new ideas and adventures. However, one must beware of their aversive powers: “What traitors books can be! You think they’re backing you up, and then they turn on you” (Bradbury ___ ). Perilous to people of power, books present novel ideas that challenge dominant leaders. The book burnings in Adolf Hitler’s Germany attempted to eliminate books that were seen as unsuitable for the public knowledge. Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and numerous other books of Jewish authors were burnt alongside noted American authors such as Helen Keller and Ernest Hemingway (____). These burnings demonstrate censorship taken to an
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