German library to return books looted by Nazis

After 77 years, 22 books stolen by the Nazis are to be returned to the library of the HohenEichen House, a Jesuit centre in the eastern German city of Dresden.

The university and state libraries in Saxony said the volumes would be handed over on Wednesday.

The books, identified by a stamp mark during a research project into Nazi loot, include a dictionary of church terminology.

HohenEichen House was founded in 1921 and is the centre of the Jesuit order in Dresden and the nearby town of Meissen.

It was closed by the Nazis in 1941 and all of the buildings and their contents were confiscated.

An unknown quantity of books were gifted by the Gestapo to the state library. All but 22 of those were destroyed when the city was bombed by the Allies in 1945.

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