A Brief History of Book Burning [iBB Live #17]

Last week we discussed the destruction of books in art. But considering the recent news from the US, it seems reasonable to take one step further and dive into the topic of book burning.

For many of our fellow humans if you mention book burning, among the first things that come to mind are hate campaigns in Nazi Germany. Or, probably, similar events in the modern US, as it appears.

However, book burning has a long history. It was used at different ages and for different goals. Most often, though, as a part of genocide, campaigns against some ways of thinking, and as symbolic acts of domination and hate.

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