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Pierre Joseph

German students and Nazi S.A. plunder the library of Dr. M. Hirschfeld

Documents Pierre Joseph / Symétrie,


May 6, 1933. German students and Nazi SA ( SturmAbteilung ) plunder the library of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, Director of the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin. The materials were loaded onto trucks and carted away for burning. The public library of the Institute comprised approximately 10.000 mostly rare Germn and foreign books on the topics of sex and gender.
(Manfred Baumgardt, Berlin)