looted books, the austrian national library tries to set things right

Looted Books: The Austrian National Library confronts its Nazi Past.

“By staging this exhibition and by returning looted books, the Austrian National Library is not merely responding to a legal obligation. Moreover, the library feels it has a truly moral obligation to set things right and own up to its responsibility. This clear commitment does not stop here. Research on a comprehensive history of the National Library during this shameful period is currently underway and the results will published at the end of 2005.” [thanks owen]