Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines Torah scrolls looted by the Nazis and hidden in a basement in Frankfurt, 1945. AP

The Nazis Didn't Just Burn Jewish Books - They Stole Millions, Too

In 'The Book Thieves,' author Anders Rydell explains the Nazis' aim: to assert complete control over public information and literature, and utilize them to advance Hitler’s ideological goals.

“The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance,” by Anders Rydell (translated by Henning Koch), Viking Press, 352 pp., $28

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