Spared Words Collected from Ashes of Fire Slogans [1]

June 29, 2020

Issued by the Main Office for the Enlightenment and Advertising of the German Students' Association:
May 10, 1933
 
 Against class warfare and materialism;
For the community of the Volk and an idealistic way of life.
Marx, Kautsky Nothing good ever comes of violence. (1)

 
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals (2)


Against decadence and moral decay;
For discipline and decency in family and state.
H. Mann, Ernst Glaeser, E. K�stner
Against unprincipled thinking and political treason;

 

For dedication to Volk and state.
I'm going to throw flints at you till you think differently. (3)
And war will look just wonderful. (4)
F.W. Foerster

 

Oh, darling, I've been so miserable (5)
One must be cunning and wicked in this world (6)

Against soul-shredding over-emphasis on sexual instincts;
For the nobility of the human soul.
Freudian School, Zeitschrift Imago

 

The only people that can have hope; (7)
One by one they were all becoming shades. (8[1] )
 
Reach for the book. It is a weapon. (9)
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly (10)
Against
the distortion of our history and the belittling of great historical figures
For respect for our past.
Emil Ludwig, Werner Hegemann


Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression (11)
Against democratic-Jewish journalism, alien to the Volk;


to seek, receive and impart
information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


For responsible co-operation with rebuilding the nation
Theodor Wolff, Georg Bernhard

Speech is civilization itself. (12)

 

I want that quiet rapture again.
I want to feel the same powerful, nameless urge that I used to feel
when I turned to my books, (13)

Against the literary treason committed against the soldiers of World War One;
For educating the nation, in the spirit of military might.
E.M. Remarque

 Against arrogantly ruining the German language;
For
the conservation of the most precious possession of the Volk.
Alfred Kerr
 Against impudence and presumption;
For
respect and reverence before the eternal German mind.


If our aims are identical and our hearts are open (14)
I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't. (15)

 

 


[1] Author's note: Italicized words are segments from recorded declarations of the "Berlin German Student Association" during the May 1993 Book Burnings. (Source: http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/burnedbooks/goebbels.htm) The numbered portions are quotations from the following books known to have been destroyed in book burnings throughout history:
Martin Luther 2. Anne Frank 3. H.G Wells 4. Kurt Vonnegut 5. Ernest Hemmingway 6. Leo Tolstoy 7. Abu Nuwas 8. James Joyce. 9. Bertolt Brecht 10. Aldous Huxley 11. The United Nations 12. Thomas Mann 13. Erich Maria Remarque 14. J.K Rowling 15. Vladimir Nabokov

 

1. Martin Luther, Unknown
2. Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
3. The Invisible Man, H.G Wells
4. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
5. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemmingway
6. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
7. The Last Poem Of Abu Nuwa, Abu Nuwas
8. Ulysses James Joyce
9. Bertolt Brecht
10. Aldous Huxley
11. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations
12. Thomas Mann
13. All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
14. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K Rowling
15. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

 

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