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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

by Anders Lydell,
The Jerusalem Post, February 24, 2017

The Nazis burned books. Organized as celebratory events, the book burning in the 1930s targeted the works of communists, pacifists, writers and intellectuals from the Weimar Republic, Freemasons and, of course, Jews. University administrators, professors and students cleaned out libraries of “dirty literature.”


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