Nazis Ban Folk Poem "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine Because he was Jewish Hot

Nazis Ban Folk Poem "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine Because he was Jewish

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The Nazis ban the long-beloved folk poem "Lorelei" because it was written by Heinrich Heine, whose parents were Jewish. Frankfurt has the marker at his grave declared an eyesore and removed.

During the Third Reich the Nazis will ban and burn all of Heine's works. In his 1821 play Almansor, one of the characters says: "That was but a prelude; where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people also." ("Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.")

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Die Lorelei (Heinrich Heine) — Amadea

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