As an avid reader I am shocked at the prospect of banning books and truly saddened at the history of book burning. Robert Scoble recently returned from Germany with a photo of the Bebelplatz memorial.
The memorial represents the 25,000 books burnt by the Nazis in 1933. The image has been sitting in one of my Firefox tabs for nearly two weeks as a reminder of what can happen when we don’t speak up.
On the memorial is a plaque that reads “this is just the beginning. Wherever books are burnt, people are burnt too” from the poet Heinrich Heine whose books were among those incinerated.
Let’s make sure this never happens again.