German Library Burns Books That Aren’t Politically Correct

Thursday, August 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

Joshua Krause
The Daily Sheeple
August 19th, 2015

Most people like to believe that the West is some grand refuge of freedom and liberal democracy, and that any of the terrible things we’ve done, are all in the past. This belief especially applies to issues like censorship. The public tends to think that restricting free speech is something that prudish or narrow-minded conservatives did during the McCarthy era, or perhaps they’re reminded of the book burnings of Nazi Germany. However, censorship is still alive and well today, it just goes by a different name: Political Correctness.

Kurt Nimmo of Infowars.com recently reported on a translated German article, which suggests that at German library in culling insensitive books.

More than 3,000 books from a municipal library in the German town of Bad Durrheim were destroyed after they were judged to be politically incorrect.

According to Roland Tichy, chairman of the Ludwig-Erhard-Foundation and the former editor of the business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche, the purge focused on author Erich Kästner and others who used “incorrect” words such as “Negro” and “Gypsy.”

Kästner is the author of a number of popular books, including “The Flying Classroom,” “Pünktchen und Anton,” and ”Lottie and Lisa.”

He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960 for his autobiography “Als ich ein kleiner Junge war.” He was also elected President of the PEN Center of West Germany.

According to Tichy, Kästner’s “books have landed on the funeral pyre of the infamous book burnings of the Nazis, who plundered the intellectual writings Germany to prevent any form of one’s own thinking.”

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