First They Came For The Books…
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On May 10, 1933, university students burned upwards of 25,000 volumes of un-German books, beginning an era of state censorship and control of culture.
Some authors’ works that were burned that night were Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Helen Keller, and German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine, who wrote in his 1821 play Almansor, Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.
The conversation continues on November 27th at 7 PM when Susan Gottehrer, Director Nassau Chapter of the ACLU, New York and Steve Israel our former Congressman, Author and independent Bookshop Proprietor will join us to discuss the current trend in Book Banning and what we can do about it.
Temple Beth Sholom Social Action Committee.
This program is FREE and OPEN to the public. Registration is required.