Photo Gallery: Erich Kästner and the Nazi Book Burnings
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Photo Gallery: Erich Kästner and the Nazi Book Burnings

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Book Burnings How the Nazis Ruined Erich Kästner's Career

Nearly 80 years ago, Nazi supporters burned German author Erich Kästner's work as smut. Unlike other condemned writers, he showed up to watch, and refused to leave the country during WWII. But he paid a price for this, ultimately giving in to self-censorship from which he never truly recovered.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan