Site of the 10 May 1933 Nazi book burning. Today a monument, designed by Micha Ullman in 1995, commemorates the event with a translucent panel showing empty bookshelves below ground level.

Nearby is a plaque bearing the poet Heinrich Heine's words from 1820 (who attended Humboldt University overlooking the square),

"where books are burned, in the end people will burn"

Bebelplatz Memorial

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