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Verbrannte Orte – Reading (in German)

“Verbrannte Orte/ Burned Places” in German

Do we look at the places differently when we know what happened there? This question is the focus of the exhibition Burnt Places – Book Burnings of 1933. The focus is on photographs from today of the places burned in the past, inviting viewers to engage with the history. The photographs are complemented by background information on the National Socialist book burnings and the authors involved. There were over 160 burnings in Germany at the time, only a few are still known today, a good reason to engage with this part of history.

“The swimming pool I went to as a child is on the site of a book burning.”


Language: German, German Sign Language


02. February 2024