Why Did the Nazis Burn the Hebrew Bible? Nazi Germany, Representations of the Past, and the Holocaust*

@article{Confino2012WhyDT,
  title={Why Did the Nazis Burn the Hebrew Bible? Nazi Germany, Representations of the Past, and the Holocaust*},
  author={Alon Confino},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2012},
  volume={84},
  pages={369 - 400}
}
  • Alon Confino
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
Did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible? In European Christian civilization the burning of the Bible is bound to be significant; it demands interpretation however we choose to understand it. But in the historiography of the Holocaust and in general accounts of the Third Reich, such an event has not been part of the story. So is the historian fantasizing? Or should we instead ask not only why the Nazis burned the Bible but also why historians have forgotten about it? What, in other words, are the… 

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