Jews given back books stolen by Nazis

Recently rediscovered books plundered by the Nazis more than six decades ago are being turned back over to Berlin’s Jewish community.

The Berlin Central and Regional Library formally handed over 10 books and three journal volumes at a ceremony Wednesday. The books were discovered at the library among more than 200,000 volumes being examined by researchers as part of a project to establish their origin, with a focus on restitution.

One of the books is from noted author Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and dates back to 1890, but none have significant monetary value.

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