Posted on 01/16/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The identification and return of artwork looted by Nazis have grabbed headlines throughout the years, but of course that wasn’t the only thing stolen.

Millions of books — some with great sentimental value, others with great financial and historical value — were taken from their rightful owners during World War II.

And, says the New York Times, a concerted effort has been under way for years to send them back where they belong.

The advent of the internet has, of course, been a huge boon to these book detectives; you can read more about their struggle and successes in the New York Times.

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