Book survives 1933 Nazi burning

Secrets of the Archives...

Nazis burned the library of Magnus Hirschfeld – a Jewish physician and sexologist who died in 1935 – for being “un-German.” But at least one book survived the 1933 fire and is now housed at the University of Minnesota in the Tretter Collection for GLBT Studies.

In this installment of “Secrets of the Archives,” Tretter curator Lisa Vecoli provides the back story and discusses the importance of the GLBT archives. 

Secrets of the Archives is hosted by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books and the E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. 


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