Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers and Spies Banded Together in World War Two Europe 

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Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers and Spies Banded Together in World War Two Europe 

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 elimination.’

 

 

From: https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n13/neal-ascherson/warrior-libraria… Neal Ascherson · Warrior Librarians: Cultural Pillaging · LRB 2 July 2020