dOCUMENTA(13): Bibliophilia and Libricide

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Michael Rakowitz What Dust will Rise? (2012)

Also on display in the Michael Rakowitz room are monographs burnt during the bombings and subsequent fires in the library, deemed "too unimportant to restore".
These burnt books not only speak of the cultural loss caused by the Allied attacks of this period, but also of the infamous and widespread libricide committed by the Nazis during their reign.