The Book Thief

Did the book burning on Hitler's birthday actually happen in real life?


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The largest book burning took place on the 10th of May. Hitler's birthday (April 20th) was historically marked as a day of celebration for the Hitler Youth, and a day designated to induct new members. It is said that book burnings were also held on this day, but I do not find any evidence to support the event in "The Book Thief." Thus, did it happen? I couldn't say yes or no, but I can say it's possible.