Cultural Genocide Quiz: Most famous #bookburning?  May 10, 1933 in the German Nazi regime.


Book burning refers to the ritual destruction by fire of books or other written materials. … Book burning has a long and dark history; and perhaps the most famous of these events, the burning of books under the Nazi regime on May 10, 1933, had a precedent in nineteenth century Germany.


In 1933, Nazi German authorities strove to synchronize professional and cultural organizations with Nazi ideology and policy (Gleichschaltung). In keeping with this endeavor, Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, began an effort to bring German arts and culture in line with Nazi goals.