Brenda Arnold

Sep 14, 2021

7 min read

The Library, the Monk and the Sandals

The Baroque library of the monastery of Metten in Lower Bavaria, Germany

Listen to the story read by author Brenda Arnold

This actually happened. “Duh,” you’re thinking, “everybody knows how the Third Reich banned books.”

Not so fast. This did take place in Germany, but I’m not talking about the book burning of the Nazis. They didn’t invent openly regressive politics. This event occurred during the secularization of 1802/1803, a historical…