Photographer's Note

There was a sad chapter in German history when members of a party with very limited cultural capabilities (aka Nazis) started to burn books by authors who were not welcome. The writers might be Jews, socialists, Americans or pacifists, among them Ernest Hemingway, Andr Gide and Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to be awarded the Peace Nobel Prize:
"Die Waffen nieder!" Down with arms!
The City of Bonn commemorated the Nazi pogrome against literature and free thinking by placing brass book spines in the pavement in front of her old town hall, exactly in the place where the authors' books had been thrown into the stake, 80 years ago, in May, 1933.

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