Schweiklberg monastic library

Bookplate of the Library of the Schweiklberg Abbey: "Lux in tenebris - Abbatia Schweiklberg".


Since 2011, 19 books and one bookplate have been returned to the Benedictine Abbey of Schweiklberg.

The library was seized from the monastery in 1941 during the so-called Klostersturm, the confiscation and expropriation of Catholic institutions by authorities such as the Gestapo and the SS, and taken from Schweiklberg near Passau to Berlin.

The books were taken from a depot of the Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt, RSHA) at Eisenacher Str. 11-13 in Berlin Schöneberg. The RSHA had collected looted books from all over Europe there. Parts of these books were distributed to libraries in Berlin by the salvage office ("Bergungsstelle") after the end of the war in 1945.

The restituted objects at