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I think the recent headlines regarding a lack of knowledge about the Holocaust just serve to reinforce how important it is to continue to allow access to and discussion of Mein Kampf. Only by remembering what happened and by studying Hitler’s mindset and psychology can we understand – as much as is possible – what happened and thereby try to prevent it from happening again. And any consideration of banning Mein Kampf should also consider the fact that book banning (and burning) was an early part of Hitler’s reign, too.
ALA Town Hall Meeting at Midwinter, Operation 451, Mein Kampf, literary protests and the controversy around Milo Yiannopoulos’ book.
The podcast 99% Invisible has released a new episode this week about the Giftschrank, a German concept that combines the word “poison” and “cabinet.” This was the place in German libraries throughout history where banned materials were kept so that they wouldn’t have to be destroyed but so that they could not be easily accessed.