WW II Posters: Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas Digital History ID 2841

WW II Posters: Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas

Credit: World War II Poster Collection, Northwestern University Library
Media type: poster
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Annotation: Under Hitler’s regime, thousands of books were burned in an attempt to suppress opinions, thoughts, and ideas. This poster contains a quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt that reads: "Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man's eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons."
Year: 1942

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