These are the words of German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine in his play Almansor in 1820-1821.
The were prophetic since just over a century later the nazi's would be burning books... and ultimately people.
Do you think this is true? When cultures or nations have 'book burnings' they will ultimately start burning people?
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It's not 1:1 true, of course, but I think it's a fairly accurate generalization.
Governments that are so afraid of information that they'll burn books are usually not shy about "disposing" of people who have problematic information either. They may not literally burn them, but they will execute them. There are probably at least a dozen governments on the planet today that do both things regularly.2