Book burning of Jewish books harbingered the coming of the Holocaust in Germany. It started with German students through a grassroots movement among university students.
Jews were the most powerful in universities in Germany. One can see this from the fact that Albert Einstein was a university professor in Germany before coming to America.
It is in the most liberal setting in Germany, where the most aggressive anti-Semitic grassroots movement had clear manifestation by university students.
Many Jewish intellectuals believed that education is the way to end anti-Semitism and racism.
Ironically, it is intellectualism that led Nazism, and universities were the centers where Anti-Semitic attacks experienced grassroots power among students and professors. Germans resented Jewish power in the universities….
Jews in Germany felt that they were safe in the liberal setting of the university and sought to enforce their Progressive ideas in the university setting, which served as a catalyst toward grassroots movement in support of annihilation of Jews in Germany.