Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA

 

nickwbaaBOOK THIEVES: The Nazi looting of Europe's libraries and the race to return a literary ineritance

The thousands of book burnings during the 1930's sponsored by Nazi Germany were among the most significant acts of censorship by a government to date and, our author tells us, an ongoing effort by the regime to destroy exisiting Western cultural life and a failed paralell attempt to develop a Nazi centered culture with print as a cornerstone. This week's feature follows historians and librarians as they try to piece together the routes surviving books have taken, highlighting the families that receive books belonging to relatives who survive. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

                                                the book thieves