Hans Renders

Abstract

The Second World War has been studied intensively as far as humanitarian, military, political and social consequences for Germany and the rest of Europe are concerned. It is striking though, that we do not know much about international relationships in the book trade at that time. Research into Nazi-publishing companies and their policy is often nationally oriented, although there are reasons enough to explore the institutional ties between the various countries and their book markets. Germany sent ideas and experts to occupied countries in order to reform the book business there, while at the same time Belgian, French and Dutch publishers tried to enter the German market.

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