Burning Books – a prelude to burning people: Heinrich Heine

Burning Books – a prelude to burning people
A quote from Heinrich Heine‘s play Almansor (play, written 1821–1822). “Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings” (Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen), about burning of Quran in Granada that was expected to be followed by burning humans (Muslims then Jewish) in 1500s.

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