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Wrapped packages of looted Jewish books are stacked in the cellar of the Institute for Research into the Jewish Question in Frankfurt am Main.

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    Wrapped packages of looted Jewish books are stacked in the cellar of the Institute for Research into the Jewish Question in Frankfurt am Main.
    Wrapped packages of looted Jewish books are stacked in the cellar of the Institute for Research into the Jewish Question in Frankfurt am Main. 

The institute, established by Alfred Rosenberg in 1941, was also responsible for the production of the anti-Semitic periodical "Weltkampf."  In order to equip the institute during a time of limited funds, Rosenberg got Hitler to approve the formation of a special organization called the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg in July 1940.  The Einsatzstab Rosenberg traveled to newly occupied countries and confiscated materials from libraries, archives, and homes.  In this manner the Institute in Frankfurt amassed a library of 40,000 books within a short period of time.

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    Wrapped packages of looted Jewish books are stacked in the cellar of the Institute for Research into the Jewish Question in Frankfurt am Main.

    The institute, established by Alfred Rosenberg in 1941, was also responsible for the production of the anti-Semitic periodical "Weltkampf." In order to equip the institute during a time of limited funds, Rosenberg got Hitler to approve the formation of a special organization called the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg in July 1940. The Einsatzstab Rosenberg traveled to newly occupied countries and confiscated materials from libraries, archives, and homes. In this manner the Institute in Frankfurt amassed a library of 40,000 books within a short period of time.
    Photographer
    Irving Katz
    Date
    1945 July 06
    Locale
    Frankfurt-am-Main, [Hesse-Nassau; Hesse] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Frankfort
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Event History
    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007123.

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    Photo Source
    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 111-SC-239299 (Album 5446)

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