Cover Art of Pre-War Germany

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One of the many crimes that took place in Nazi Germany was the burning of books. Before World War II, Weimar-era Germany had a history of publishing beautiful books, many that ended up burned by fanatics. The Daily Beast takes a look at some of the covers from the era.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →