VIENNA (AFP)—The Austrian National Library said it would pay 135,000 euros (164,000 dollars) for thousands of books in its possession that were looted by the Nazis from Jews during World War II. In a symbolic gesture, library director Johanna Rachinger handed over the books to the Austrian National Fund for the Victims of National Socialism at a special ceremony here. The objects, some 8,363 in all, included children’s books, scientific reference works and theological treatises dating back to the 17th century,whose owners the library had not been able to trace. But the library has agreed to buy them back immediately at their market value, so that proceeds can go to Nazi victims who had not so far received any form of compensation.