The Nazi book burnings were a campaign conducted by the German Student Union, burning books in Nazi Germany and Austria. This was happening during the time of the Holocaust. Not just the books were to be burned, but the ideas, which leads to the connection of the Holocaust and book burnings. Books by socialist, communist and Jewish authors that advocated ideas that would undermine parts f the German nation, were burned. The article states, it is unlikely that a message could be eliminated by burning a book, but would have to go to the source of the message. “Permanent elimination of the message requires permanently eliminating the authors of the message.” Since the nook burnings consisted of burning the ideas of opposite views, this connects to the uniform community in Fahrenheit 451, which is part of the dystopian society. Also, burning books eliminates the imagination or idea of escape of the citizens. It confines them to a consistent way of thinking. In Fahrenheit 451, the only character who has a more open/free mind is Clarisse McClellan, who comes from a younger generation.she questions Montag and makes him think which then leads to his open minded views later in the novel.