By Jonathan Rose
Among 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany systematically destroyed an anticipated a hundred million books all through occupied Europe, an act that was once inextricably certain up with the homicide of 6 million Jews. by means of burning and looting libraries and censoring "un-German" guides, the Nazis aimed to remove all lines of Jewish tradition besides the Jewish humans themselves.
The Holocaust and the Book examines this bleak bankruptcy within the heritage of printing, examining, censorship, and libraries. themes comprise the improvement of Nazi censorship guidelines, the distinguished library of the Vilna ghetto, the confiscation of books from the Sephardic groups in Rome and Salonika, the event of analyzing within the ghettos and focus camps, the rescue of Polish incunabula, the makes use of of good printing through the Dutch underground, and the suppression of Jewish books and authors within the Soviet Union. numerous authors speak about the continued relevance of Nazi publication burnings to the current day, with essays on German responses to Friedrich Nietzsche and the destruction of Bosnian libraries within the Nineties.
The assortment additionally comprises eyewitness money owed through Holocaust survivors and a translation of Herman Kruk's document at the Vilna ghetto library. An annotated bibliography bargains readers a concise consultant to investigate during this becoming box.