Hermann Goring and the Nazi Art Collection: The Looting of Europe's Art Treasures and Their Dispersal After World War II

Hermann Goring and the Nazi Art Collection: The Looting of Europe's Art Treasures and Their Dispersal After World War II

by Kenneth D. Alford
     
 

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During World War II, the Nazis plundered from occupied countries millions of items of incalculable value estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Spearheaded by Hermann Goring the looting program quickly created the largest private art collection in the world, exceeding the collections amassed by the Metropolitan in New York, the British Museum in London,

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Overview

During World War II, the Nazis plundered from occupied countries millions of items of incalculable value estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Spearheaded by Hermann Goring the looting program quickly created the largest private art collection in the world, exceeding the collections amassed by the Metropolitan in New York, the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow.

By the end of the war, the Nazis had stolen roughly one-fifth of the entire art treasures of the world. This book explores the formation of the Nazi art collection and the methods used by Goring and his party to strip occupied Europe of a large part of its artistic heritage.

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Art Libraries Society of North America
a focused study on a major perpetrator of Nazi looting...recommended
Reference & Research Book News
"offers a history of the methods used by the Third Reich to strip the occupied European countries of the artistic heritage during WWII"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786468157
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/04/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth D. Alford is an internationally recognized historical consultant for television productions involving Nazi looting and is the author of several books. Retired from a career in banking, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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