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The Resource The book thieves : the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries, and the race to return a literary inheritance, Anders Rydell ; translated by Henning Koch

The book thieves : the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries, and the race to return a literary inheritance, Anders Rydell ; translated by Henning Koch

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The book thieves : the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries, and the race to return a literary inheritance
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The book thieves
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the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries, and the race to return a literary inheritance
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Anders Rydell ; translated by Henning Koch
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves -- Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book theft, as he himself joins the effort to return the stolen books. When the Nazi soldiers ransacked Europe's libraries and bookshops, large and small, the books they stole were not burned. Instead, the Nazis began to compile a library of their own that they could use to wage an intellectual war on literature and history. In this secret war, the libraries of Jews, Communists, Liberal politicians, LGBT activists, Catholics, Freemasons, and many other opposition groups were appropriated for Nazi research, and used as an intellectual weapon against their owners. But when the war was over, most of the books were never returned. Instead many found their way into the public library system, where they remain to this day. Now, Rydell finds himself entrusted with one of these stolen volumes, setting out to return it to its rightful owner. It was passed to him by the small team of heroic librarians who have begun the monumental task of combing through Berlin's public libraries to identify the looted books and reunite them with the families of their original owners. For those who lost relatives in the Holocaust, these books are often the only remaining possession of their relatives they have ever held. And as Rydell travels to return the volume he was given, he shows just how much a single book can mean to those who own it
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1982-
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Rydell, Anders
Dewey number
027.04
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
Z659
LC item number
.R94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Koch, Henning
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  • Libraries
  • Book thefts
  • Libraries and national socialism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Libraries and national socialism
  • Book thefts
  • Theft
  • Libraries
  • National socialism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Book thefts
  • Destruction and pillage
  • Libraries and national socialism
  • Libraries
  • Europe
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The book thieves : the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries, and the race to return a literary inheritance, Anders Rydell ; translated by Henning Koch
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Publication
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Originally published: Stockholm : Norstedts, 2015 under the title Boktjuvarna--t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
A fire that consumes the world: Berlin -- Ghosts at Berliner Stadtbibliothek: Berlin -- Goethe's oak: Weimar -- Himmler's library: Munich -- A warrior against Jerusalem: Chiemsee -- Consolation for the tribulations of Israel: Amsterdam -- The hunt for the secrets of the freemasons: the Hague -- Lenin worked here: Paris -- The lost library: Rome -- Fragments of a people: Thessaloniki -- The mass grave is a paper mill: Vilnius -- The talmud unit: Theresienstadt -- "Jewish studies without Jews": Ratibor-Frankfurt -- A wagon of shoes: Prague -- A book finds its way home: Berlin-Cannock
Control code
ocn970663324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780735221222
Lccn
2016044051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)970663324
Label
The book thieves : the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries, and the race to return a literary inheritance, Anders Rydell ; translated by Henning Koch
Publication
Note
Originally published: Stockholm : Norstedts, 2015 under the title Boktjuvarna--t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A fire that consumes the world: Berlin -- Ghosts at Berliner Stadtbibliothek: Berlin -- Goethe's oak: Weimar -- Himmler's library: Munich -- A warrior against Jerusalem: Chiemsee -- Consolation for the tribulations of Israel: Amsterdam -- The hunt for the secrets of the freemasons: the Hague -- Lenin worked here: Paris -- The lost library: Rome -- Fragments of a people: Thessaloniki -- The mass grave is a paper mill: Vilnius -- The talmud unit: Theresienstadt -- "Jewish studies without Jews": Ratibor-Frankfurt -- A wagon of shoes: Prague -- A book finds its way home: Berlin-Cannock
Control code
ocn970663324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780735221222
Lccn
2016044051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)970663324

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