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Meet the Author: Kathy Peiss

2021-03-16 19:00:00 2021-03-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Kathy Peiss Cultural historian Kathy Peiss will discuss her book, “Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe." Explore From Home

Tuesday, March 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-16 19:00:00 2021-03-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Kathy Peiss Cultural historian Kathy Peiss will discuss her book, “Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe." Explore From Home

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Cultural historian Kathy Peiss will discuss her book, “Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe."

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82536038070?pwd=Q2hrZ1RyR3ZVQ2NGOG03bkFBOS9Fdz09

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An unlikely group of librarians, archivists, and scholars came together during World War II, their war effort centered on collecting books and documents. They gathered enemy publications in the spy-ridden cities of Stockholm and Lisbon, searched for records in liberated Paris and the rubble of Berlin, seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools, and unearthed millions of books hidden in German caves and mineshafts.  Improvising library techniques in wartime conditions, they contributed to Allied intelligence, safeguarded endangered collections, restituted looted books—and built up the international holdings of leading American libraries in the postwar period. 

In this talk, Kathy Peiss offers a historical perspective on the uses of books and information in times of war and peace. 

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