On May 9, 1933, Helen Keller wrote a letter to the students in Germany who planned on burning all books deemed “un-German,” including Keller’s own work, “How I Became a Socialist.”
In her letter, she wrote: “History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have risen up in their might and destroyed them. . . . Do not imagine that your barbarities to the Jews are unknown here. . .”
Also, read more about Keller’s activism that is censored from children’s books in “Who Stole Helen Keller?” by Ruth Shagoury.