[Libs-Or] NY Times ARticle on Returning Books looted by the Nazis

Tony Greiner tony_greiner at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 20 20:09:33 PST 2019

The Jan 15 issue of the NY Times has an article, "There's Nazi Loot On the Shelves, Too" (also published as "The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on the Shelves) about efforts to identify and return books now in libraries in Germany and Russia to their rightful owners.  It is quite a task, as the provenance librarian at Berlin's "Central and Regional Library" estimates that 1/3 of their collection of 3.5 million books were looted by the Nazis.

It is a fairly long article, but well worth reading. If the link doesn't work, use a database!


The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on Library Shelves - The New York Times<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/arts/nazi-loot-on-library-shelves.html>
Given the scope of the looting, the task ahead remains mountainous. In Berlin, for example, at the Central and Regional Library, almost a third of the 3.5 million books are suspected to have been ...

Tony Greiner

Primo and Alma: Making WorldCat Local Look Good
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