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Film, Video The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries & the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

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Title

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

Summary

  • Anders Rydell discussed his book, the story of the systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries by Nazis during World War II, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful owners. Through extensive new research, Rydell reveals the untold story of how the Nazis began to compile libraries of their own that were used to wage an intellectual war on their enemies. In this secret war, the libraries of Jews, communists, liberal politicians, LGBT activists, Catholics, Freemasons and other opposition groups were appropriated for Nazi research and used as an intellectual weapon against their owners.

Names

  • Library of Congress

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2017-10-18.

Headings

  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Literature
  • -  libraries, libarians, World War II, Nazi Germany, looting

Notes

  • -  Classification: Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General).
  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
  • -  Anders Rydell.
  • -  Recorded on 2017-10-18.
  • -  Publishers.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021690635

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Library Of Congress. The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries & the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-18, 2017. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021690635/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress. (2017) The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries & the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-18. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021690635/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress. The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries & the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-18, 2017. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021690635/>.