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50,000 Jewish Books Looted by Nazis Are Now in N.Y. to Be Distributed Throughout U.S.

Approximately 50,000 Jewish books, looted by Nazis from institutions and individuals in Europe between 1933 and 1945, and recovered by Allied military authorities after V-E Day, are now in New York and will be distributed to libraries and educational institutions throughout the country before the end of 1949, it was announced today by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., an organization founded at the end of the war to trace and relocate stolen Jewish cultural treasures.

Communications have already been addressed to major American Jewish libraries, educational and religious institutions, advising them of the project and inviting them to make application for the volumes from the collection, Prof. Salo Baron, president of the J.C.R., said.