90th Anniversary of Nazi Book Burning in Bremen: Commemorative Event at the House of Science

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the National Socialist book burning in Bremen, the University of Bremen is organizing a commemorative event at the House of Science between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 10. Entry is free.

Under the heading "Burned and Banished" ("Verbrannt und verbannt"), the event will reconstruct the history of the book burning in Bremen and commemorate the works of ostracized researchers and artists. As representatives of many others, the works of three economists and social scientists will be the focus of the commemoration. After a greeting by Prof. Dr. Michal Kucera, Vice President for Research and Transfer at the University of Bremen, Dr. Uwe Staroske (University of Bremen) will analyze the burning of books in the context of the establishment of National Socialism in Bremen.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Bass (Bremen University of Applied Sciences) will present examples of the lives and works of three outlawed social scientists and economists: the Weimar Finance Minister Rudolf Hilferding (1877-1941), Dora Benjamin (1901-1946), and Eduard Heimann (1889-1967).

Dr. Detlev Quintern (Turkish-German University in Istanbul) will give a lecture on Turkey as a place of refuge for exiled German economists.

The lectures will be rounded off with musical contributions of pieces written by ostracized composers, among them Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) and Bélà Bartók (1881-1945). The pieces will be performed by students of the University of the Arts Bremen.


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Dr. Uwe Staroske
Universität Bremen
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