Book Burnings of May 10, 1933

Donavan Marineau

Overview of the Holocaust

In 1938 the Nazis started killing off Jews in Germany. The Nazi's also made consecration camps for all the Jews. The only people that they wanted to live was the Arian race.

Definition/Background Information

The public book burnings took place all over Germany. The books that they burned were all written by members of the Nazi party. Because they thought it was un-German.

Original Research Question

Why did the burn they books?

They burned the books because of the work of the leading of the Nazi party was un-German spirit. They thought it was un-German because all the other years they didn't do that. That's why the burned the books.


"Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions".

-- Primo Levi


"Historical Overview." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. <>.

Spector, Shmuel, and Robert Rozett. Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. New York: Facts on File, 2000. Print.