Artist Builds A Full-Sized Parthenon At A Historic Nazi Book Burning Site Using 100,000 Banned Books

An Argentinean artist, Marta Minujín, aged 74, has taken 100,000 banned books to build a full-sized Parthenon at the location of a very famous Nazi book burning site. It is to symbolize a resistance to the political repression, according to the artist.

With the help of students from Kassel University in Germany, Minujín was able to identify over 170 titles that were, or are, banned in different countries around the world to create the full sized parthenon that is made out of steel, books and plastic sheeting.

However the controversial ‘Mein Kampf’ by Adolf Hitler will not be in the banned books.

““Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people,” Heinrich Heine said in the 19th century.”

Artist Builds A Full-Sized Parthenon At A Historic Nazi Book Burning Site Using 100,000 Banned Books
Image Credits: Roman März