The Book Thieves

The Book Thieves

The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return A Literary Inheritance

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By turns fascinating, harrowing, yet ultimately uplifting, this is the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the heroic efforts of the few librarians now working to return the stolen books to their owners.In the wake of one of History's most expansive cultural crimes, Anders Rydell shows just how much a single book can mean to those who own it.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780735221222
Characteristics: xiii, 352 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Koch, Henning 1962-- Translator


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Jun 05, 2017

"The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance" by Anders Rydell was an excellent history on a subject I hadn't considered before but so obviously had to have happened. It wasn't just art that the Nazi's pilfered.

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