Download PDF by Mark Glickman: Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books

By Mark Glickman

ISBN-10: 0827612087

ISBN-13: 9780827612082

Stolen Words is an epic tale concerning the greatest choice of Jewish books within the world—tens of thousands of books that the Nazis looted from ecu Jewish households and associations. Nazi infantrymen and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from executive collections, and stole from Jewish contributors, faculties, and synagogues. Early of their regime the Nazis burned a few books in extraordinary bonfires, yet so much they stored, stashing the literary loot in castles, deserted mine shafts, and warehouses all through Europe. It was once the biggest and so much huge book-looting crusade in history.
 
After the battle, Allied forces stumbled on those troves of stolen books yet fast came across themselves dealing with a barrage of questions. How may well the books be pointed out? the place should still they move? Who had the authority to make such judgements? ultimately the army grew to become the books over to a company of prime Jewish students referred to as Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.—whose chairman was once the acclaimed historian Salo Baron and whose on-the-ground director was once the thinker Hannah Arendt—with the cost of establishing restitution protocols.
 
Stolen Words is the tale of ways a loose civilization makes a decision what to do with the cloth is still of a global torn asunder, and the way these is still attach survivors with their prior. it's the tale of Jews suffering to appreciate the recent realities in their post-Holocaust international and of Western society’s sluggish attention of the value of devastation wrought via international struggle II. such a lot of all, it's the tale of individuals —of Nazi leaders, ideologues, and Judaica specialists; of Allied squaddies, students, and scoundrels; and of Jewish groups, librarians, and readers round the world.

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