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WW II Poster- Books Cannot Be Killed by Fire

Object Name: Poster
Date: 1942
Dimensions:
28 x 20 in. (71.1 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: Ink on paper
Catalog number: 1981.37.50
DescriptionWW II Poster- Main text reads "Books Cannot Be Killed by Fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world of books that embody man's eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons. Franklin D. Roosevelt". At bottom is "Books are Weapons in the War of Ideas". Scene by S.Broder shows Nazis burning books in front of large book with the main text on the cover. Small text at bottom reads "For additional copies write Division of Public Inquiry, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C. Specify O.W.I. No. 7" and U.S.Government Printing Office : 1942--O-487131"

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