In conjunction with American Jewish Committee, New College Library Association proudly presents...

 On May 10, 1933, university students across Nazi Germany burned thousands of books in an ominous “cleansing” of the “un-German spirit” from German culture. Writings by scores of German and foreign authors, including Helen Keller, Ernest Hemingway, and Sigmund Freud, were consumed in spectacularly staged bonfires. Americans quickly condemned the events as hostile to the spirit of democracy and the freedom of expression.

Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America’s battle against Nazism and why they continue to resonate with the public—in film, literature, and political discourse—to this day.

Click here to view the opening night video on YouTube.

February 8, 2012 - March 30, 2012

Exhibit is available during regular library hours.
Mon - Thur       8 am - 1 am
Friday         8 am - 6 pm
Saturday        noon - 6 pm
Sunday        1 pm - 1 am

Jane Bancroft Cook Library
New College of Florida


Jane Bancroft Cook Library
The heart of a college is its library.

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library’s collection has grown to 300,000 books; 540,000 microfiche serials, monographs and periodicals; and 500 electronic databases accessing 88 million bibliographic records and hundreds of thousands of additional volumes. The Library also houses the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Holocaust Collection, an extensive collection of materials on the Holocaust and genocide.

Our electronic collections open new vistas, but are expensive to obtain, adding more than $300,000 to the Cook Library’s annual budget. New College seeks major funding to build its collections and endow Library operations.

Cook Library, a public library, serves the campuses of New College of Florida and the University of South Florida’s Sarasota/Manatee and the Sarasota community.

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