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Fake History, Truly Scary

book cover image The Book Thieves

While the Nazi party was being condemned for burning books, they were already hard at work on an even greater crime: that is, re-writing our cultural heritage.

When the Nazi soldiers ransacked Europe's libraries and bookshops, the books they stole were not burned. Instead, the Nazis began to compile a library of their own, one they could could use to wage war on literature and history, itself. Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book theft.

For the Christian Science Monitor review.
For more on WWII pillage and recovery.