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The two burning buildings are a library and a school. The books have the words morality, civilization and rights written on them. The paper has the word culture on it. The poster has a quote from Adolfo hitler saying "knowing would corrupt my youths".
*"knowledge would corrupt my youths" That would be a more appropriate translation
I agree, that way it adds the whole concept of keeping people ignorant. It works, by the way, and I know because my nation has done it before, to its own people.
Funnily enough it was on the charge of corrupting youth through his teaching, that the original democracy put Socrates to death.
By 1942 I think the Nazis had long run out of books to burn.
The German educational system was redesigned by Alfred Bäumler, the Reich's leading Nietzsche scholar. Post WW2 this generation, now Germany's eldest, was to rebuild Germany from rubble to the first rank of nations in a period so short that no one could quite believe it, so he must have got something right.
Meanwhile the libraries filled with the products of the newly rejuvenated University Arts departments, particularly German studies.
Shitty art was thrown out and artists were expected to paint properly instead of splotching sensational empty shite somewhere in the hope of doing something new.
But they were anti semitic.
Post war many of their own productions were thrown on the bonfires by the allied victors.
The embers of both sets of burnings are still to be felt in the second hand book market.
I think “derecho” here means “Law”, as in the study of it.