List of authors banned in Nazi Germany

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A memorial on Bebelplatz, site of a Nazi book burning in May 1933. Empty shelves are visible through a window in the pavement.

This list includes both authors whose entire literary production was officially banned in Nazi Germany and authors who were only partially banned.[1] These authors are from the prohibitions lists in Nazi Germany and come from the following lists and others:

  1. List of damaging and undesirable writing, Liste des schädlichen und unerwünschten Schrifttums, December 31, 1938
  2. Jahreslisten 1939-1941. Unchanged new printing of the Leipzig edition, 1938-1941, Vaduz 1979

The official list was published by the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda. Authors, living and dead, were placed on the list because of Jewish descent, or because of pacifist or communist sympathies or suspicion thereof.

In May and June 1933, in the first year of the Nazi government, there were book burnings. These book bans compose a part of the history of censorship and a subset of the list of banned books.

After World War II started, Germans created indexes of prohibited books in countries they occupied, of works in languages other than German. For example, in occupied Poland, an index of 1,500 prohibited authors was created.[2]

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Alfred Adler Austrian psychiatrist

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Einstein's official 1921 portrait after receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics

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Franz Kafka in 1910

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Portrait of Jack London, taken between 1906 and 1916

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Thomas Mann in the early period of his writing career

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Rudolf Steiner around 1891/92, etching by Otto Fröhlich

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H. G. Wells circa 1918

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  1. ^ Verbrannte und verbannte
  2. ^ Czesław Madajczyk, Polityka III Rzeszy w okupowanej Polsce, Tom II (Politics of the Third Reich in Occupied Poland, Part Two), Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1970, p.125
  3. ^ Online-Veröffentlichung der Liste der von den Nationalsozialisten verbotenen Schriften.