Quotation by Alfred Döblin

My books, at any rate, deserved to be burned.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. Letter, May 23, 1935, to Thomas Mann, Letters, ed. Heinz Graber (1970).

Explaining why he declined to speak at a protest of the Nazi book burning.
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