Heinrich Heine’s Prescience

Dort wo man Bucher
Verbrennt, verbrennt man auch em Ende
Menschen.

Wherever they burn books they will also, in
the end, burn human beings.”

Almansor: A Tragedy 1. 245 (1823)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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