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.

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Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines Torah scrolls looted by the Nazis and hidden in a basement in Frankfurt, 1945.
Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines Torah scrolls looted by the Nazis and hidden in a basement in Frankfurt, 1945.Credit: AP
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The mysterious bullet-damaged book at the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Samuel Usque’s “Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel”. The bullet is believed to have been fired in Germany.Credit: Anders Rydell

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