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The Resource Stolen words : the Nazi plunder of Jewish books, Mark Glickman

Stolen words : the Nazi plunder of Jewish books, Mark Glickman

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Stolen words : the Nazi plunder of Jewish books
Title
Stolen words
Title remainder
the Nazi plunder of Jewish books
Statement of responsibility
Mark Glickman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Stolen Words is an epic story about the largest collection of Jewish books in the world--tens-of millions of books that the Nazis looted from European Jewish families and institutions. Nazi soldiers and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from government collections, and stole from Jewish individuals, schools, and synagogues. Early in their regime, the Nazis burned some books in spectacular bonfires, but most they saved, stashing the literary loot in castles, abandoned mine shafts, and warehouses throughout Europe. It was the largest and most extensive book-looting campaign in history. After the war, Allied forces discovered these troves of stolen books but quickly found themselves facing a barrage of questions. How could the books be identified? Where should they go? Who had the authority to make such decisions? Eventually, the army turned the books over to an organization of leading Jewish scholars called Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.--whose chairman was the acclaimed historian Salo Baron, and whose on-the-ground director was the philosopher Hannah Arendt--with the charge to establish restitution protocols. Stolen Words is the story of how a free civilization decides what to do with the material remains of a world torn asunder, and how those remains connect survivors with their past. It is the story of Jews struggling to understand the new realities of their post-Holocaust world and of Western society's gradual realization of the magnitude of devastation wrought by World War II. sMost of all, it is the story of people --of Nazi leaders, ideologues, and Judaica experts; of Allied soldiers, scholars, and scoundrels; and of Jewish communities, librarians, and readers around the world."--
  • "How the largest Jewish book collection in the world--four to five million volumes--was looted by the Nazis and recovered by the Allied Forces"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glickman, Mark
Dewey number
027.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z675.J4
LC item number
G55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries and national socialism
Label
Stolen words : the Nazi plunder of Jewish books, Mark Glickman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Loading the Jewish Bookshelf -- 2. Antisemites and the Jewish Written Word -- 3. From Bonfires to Bookshelves -- 4. Talmud Scholars, Hebraists, and Other Nazi Looters -- 5. Pillage -- 6. Resistance -- 7. Rescue -- 8. Restitution -- 9. Looted Books in the New Jewish Landscape -- 10. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction -- 11. Where Are They Now? -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 327 pages
Isbn
9780827612082
Lccn
2015031831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907659422
  • 1671507
  • (OCoLC)907659422
Label
Stolen words : the Nazi plunder of Jewish books, Mark Glickman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Loading the Jewish Bookshelf -- 2. Antisemites and the Jewish Written Word -- 3. From Bonfires to Bookshelves -- 4. Talmud Scholars, Hebraists, and Other Nazi Looters -- 5. Pillage -- 6. Resistance -- 7. Rescue -- 8. Restitution -- 9. Looted Books in the New Jewish Landscape -- 10. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction -- 11. Where Are They Now? -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 327 pages
Isbn
9780827612082
Lccn
2015031831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907659422
  • 1671507
  • (OCoLC)907659422

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