Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art

Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art

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by Hector Feliciano
     
 


"Between 1939 and 1944, as the Nazis overran Europe, they were also quietly conducting another type of pillage. The Lost Museum tells the story of the Jewish art collectors and gallery owners in France"See more details below

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"Between 1939 and 1944, as the Nazis overran Europe, they were also quietly conducting another type of pillage. The Lost Museum tells the story of the Jewish art collectors and gallery owners in France"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465041916
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/24/1998
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
642,497
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1Vermeer's Astronomer, or Hitler's Blind Spot13
2The Kummel Report, or The Nazis' Reply to Napoleon24
3Hermann Goering, "Friend of the Arts"31
4The Exemplary Looting of the Rothschild Collections43
5The Paul Rosenberg Gallery: Modern and "Degenerate" Art for Sale52
6The Bernheim-Jeune Collection, or The Burning of The Jas de Bouffan75
7David David-Weill, or The Patron Stripped Bare86
8The Schloss Collection, or Dutch Painters for Hitler95
9Visitors to the Jeu de Paume105
10Business as Usual: The Paris Art Market During the War122
11Switzerland: The Importance of Being Neutral155
12The Found and the Lost165
13A Short Swiss Epilogue: Purchased Skeletons in the Kunstkammern190
14Something New on the Eastern Front206
15The Purgatory of the MNRs213
App. AThe Schenker Papers241
App. BAn Interview with Alain Vernay251
Notes257
Index267

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