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Bebelplatz

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  • MW aus LE

    In 1933, with the burning of books on Bebelplatz, the Nazis celebrated a gruesome ritual in the middle of Berlin. Today a special monument reminds of it.

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  • MW aus LE

    The "Sunken Library", the monument to the memory of the book burning, is located on the Bebelplatz at the beginning of the street Unter den Linden. Here, on May 10, 1933, more than 20,000 books of "undeutschen Geist" were burned. The books of mainly Jewish, communist, liberal and socially critical authors came from the Old Library of the University. Among the 24 writers called by Goebbels on the spot were among others. Heinrich and Thomas Mann, Erich Kästner, Erich Maria Remarque, Kurt Tucholsky, Berthold Brecht, Heinrich Heine and Siegmund Freud.The books were brought by members of the National Socialist Students' Association and many professors of the Friedrich Wilhelm University (now Humboldt University) accompanied by SA and SS chapels, in the middle of the Bebelplatz (formerly Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Platz) piled up and burned under the whims of a large audience. One of the "fire sayings" was: "Against decadence and moral decay! For breeding and custom in family and state! I hand over to the flame the writings of Heinrich Mann, Ernst Glaeser and Erich Kästner ". The fire did not really get going at first, as it was raining heavily. Only when the fire brigade poured gasoline into the fire did the flames rise.
    Source: blog.inberlin.de/2012/11/die-versunkene-bibliothek-am-bebelplatz-denkmal-zur-erinnerung-an-die-buecherverbrennung

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  • Uli K.

    Here: State Opera for all #SOFA, for 12 years every year in June. Great, free open air with Daniel Barenboim and the orchestra of the Dt. State Opera Berlin. Bring chairs, food, drink and a good mood.

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  • Basti RoadRace

    On the Bebelplatz there is a place that reminds of the book burning of the Nazis. It can only be found by looking at the ground and then gazing into the abyss.

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  • Droggelbecher

    A special tip here is the roof terrace, where you can have breakfast and enjoy the view of Berlin. The breakfast at the Hotel del Rom is exquisite, high quality and delicious. 😋

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  • Droggelbecher

    Full of tourists during the day. A special tip for an almost deserted place: in the morning at 7:00 or at night. The place is beautiful, discreetly lit.

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  • Droggelbecher

    Tip: to look at it in the evening. Less tourists and impressive lighting of the place.

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  • Mike

    Historic location in the Old Berlin city center. The empty bookshelves in the underground memorial to the book burning are very impressive. Very crowded during the day, in the dark a very special atmosphere.

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  • Droggelbecher

    The State Opera on one side of Bebelplatz, the Law Faculty of Humboldt University in Berlin and the Hotel del Rom on the top.
    The best place is in the early morning in summer.

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  • Droggelbecher

    The law faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin.

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  • Astrid

    In October

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  • Elevation80 m