Neal Ascherson: Cultural Pillaging, 2 July 2020
Show More Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers and Spies Banded Together in World War Two Europe by Kathy Peiss.
Oxford, 296 pp., £22.99, March, 978 0 19 094461 2Show More
“... again (there’s doubt about the cause of the second fire) in 1940.In Information Hunters, Kathy Peiss describes American assumptions about German libraries as the Allies closed in on Berlin in 1945. ‘On its face, the military government’s perspective was simple: Nazi books were akin to a virus or infestation. It required quarantine and ...”