On 10 May, 1933, Students in Nazi Germany burned upwards of 25,000 books in public bonfires. The books by Jewish authors and others deemed subversive by the Nazis were consigned to the flames. This included the works of, Victor Hugo, Lev Tolstoy, Upton Sinclair, Karl Marx, Erich Marie Remarque, Jack London, H.G. Wells, and the musical scores of composer Felix Mendelssohn.
In Berlin, 40,000 people witnessed the spectacle and listened to Dr. Joseph Goebbles as he declared,
The era of extreme Jewish intellectualism is now at an end.
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