Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz

Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz

Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Französische Straße • 5 min walk
  • Hausvogteiplatz • 5 min walk
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June A
Surrey, UK2,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
It's easy to miss this memorial if you didn't know it was there - a simple plaque commemorating the infamous book burning with a glass plinth that you can look through.
Written 28 April 2024
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Anas A
Gothenburg, Sweden858 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I'm Bebel Square, there is this memorial for the book burning event by the Nazis in 1933. The memorial is located below the ground and it just contains empty bookshelves. It is hard to see through the floor glass because everything is in white. It can be better with some lighting or a contrast color.
Written 21 May 2023
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RickAnderson
Ottawa, Canada50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Easy to miss this small memorial, but well worth a stop. Get the translation of the metal plaque. A moving site, commemorating the spot where Goebbels and the SS removed and burned 20,000 books from the law faculty library.
Written 20 May 2023
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Kev&Family
Singapore, Singapore830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
The attraction is literally a hole on the ground covered by a panel of glass - and you could easily missed it

The glass was unclear and dirty and it was hard to peer into it. There are empty book shelves which I guess represents the burnt books
Written 29 September 2022
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Joe Kemchi
Tel Aviv, Israel271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I agree with most of the comments about the maintenance of the site and, yes, the memorial is very easy to miss.

However, we had the good fortune to visit the Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz with an excellent tour guide and actually had a very powerful experience.

Without the explanations and insight of the tour guide, we probably would have just passed through the plaza without even noticing the memorial, which would have been a shame and a missed opportunity.
Written 15 September 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This memorial somehow misses the opportunity to make an impact on a monumental and historically important event,
It is located in the same place the Nazis burnt all books written by Jews in 1933.
Unfortunately, the memorial is so badly damaged, it's impossible to understand what it includes, which is a room filled with empty shelves, located under the square.
Written 11 June 2022
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Elaine
Kansas City, MO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
I wish we could have seen this place before the viewing glass was so damaged. During the day it is very difficult to see through, but at night while lit from the inside it is much easier. It's a beautiful and smart design.

We visited on a weeknight while no one was around, and were able to sit for a while to discuss the history of the area, as well as some books that were meaningful to us, great historians/authors/etc. It led to all-around great discussion and hostoric recognition. I believe this memorial did exactly what it was intended to do for us.
Written 12 May 2022
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The book biting memorial is flanked on all sides by a selection of some of the finest buildings in Berlin. The memorial itself is a sharp reminder to us all of the importance of books.
Written 30 July 2020
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Clogs
Poland3,013 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
Poignant memorial of book burnings organized in 1933 by the Nazis, consisting of a plaque set into the ground and a window showing a room with empty book cases. I visited the place during the day and the window remained dark to me. Apparently the idea is to visit after sunset.
Written 7 July 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
there is a plaque on the ground in Bebelplatz the site of one of the book burning held by the Nazi regime. The plaza is next to the law school, across from the Opera House and by the Cathedral - already a poignant spot. But what makes this more impactful is the room below ground (you can look through a window ) with empty bookshelves.
Written 30 April 2020
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