Ante Lešaj: Bookocide – the destruction of books in Croatia in the 1990s

Ante Lešaje’s research was published in 2012 in cooperation with the publishing house Profil and the Serbian National Council. The main theme of the book is the write-off / destruction of “unsuitable” books from Croatian public libraries since the early 1990s. According to his research, there are almost 2.8 million books or 13.8 percent of the total material in libraries. Removed were the books for which the inappropriateness was determined on the basis of political and ethnic reasons (socialism, communism, NOB, works by Serbian and Montenegrin writers, etc.).

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Language: Croatian

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