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500, 000 Volumes of Hebrew University6 Library Undamaged Despite Shelling, Official Says

The 500,000 volumes In the Hebrew University’s library are undamaged despite the heavy Arab shelling of the University and its environs, Dr. Curt Worman, chief librarian of the institution, announced here today. At the same time, he revealed that a total of 130,000 priceless books looted by the Hazis from various Jewish communal and private libraries will soon be transferred to the University following the conclusion of negotiations between library representatives and the Polish and Czechoslovak Governments.

Dr. Worman also disclosed that valuable facsimiles have been sent to the library by the Soviet Union, while recently the U.S. Army library in Washington presented the library with several collections of books and periodicals required for the institution’s proposed medical school. Discussions between the University library’s representatives and U.S. Army officials in Frankfurt concerning the disposition of 100,000 Jewish books now stored in that city are continuing, Dr. Worman said.