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The lost museum : the Nazi conspiracy to steal the world's greatest works of art, Hector Feliciano

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The lost museum : the Nazi conspiracy to steal the world's greatest works of art
Title
The lost museum
Title remainder
the Nazi conspiracy to steal the world's greatest works of art
Statement of responsibility
Hector Feliciano
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • 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 who were stripped of rare works by artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, Cezanne, and Picasso. Week after week, thousands of crates of this art streamed from Paris into Germany, many stamped with a swastika and the words "Property of the Third Reich."
  • Before they were through, the Nazis had taken more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, and drawings from France. The pieces were cataloged, photographed, and shipped to Germany, often with the help of moving companies and friends and servants of the families themselves. The premium cultural spoils of war were destined for the museum of European art that Hitler planned to create in Austria, as well as for the private collections of Hitler, Goering, and other Nazi dignitaries. Looted Entartete Kunst - modern artworks - were sold into France and Switzerland's flourishing wartime art market
  • The Lost Museum explores the Nazis' systematic confiscation of these artworks, focusing on the private collections of five families: Rothschild, Rosenberg, Bernheim-Jeune, David-Weill, and Schloss. The book is filled with private family photos of this art, some of which has never before been seen by the public, and it traces the fate of these works as they passed through the hands of top German officials, unscrupulous art dealers, and unwitting auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's. Many works were returned to their owners after the war, but thousands of them - and, in some cases, their owners - disappeared. Some of these lost artworks are tracked down in this book to their present-day locations in Europe and the United States. More than 2,000 of the works that were looted or sold to the Nazis found their way into French national museums, where they are labeled as "unclaimed." Still others can be found in Switzerland
  • Hector Feliciano spent more than seven years tracking down the story of this Nazi pillaging. Drawing on recently declassified documents, interrogation reports, detailed Nazi inventories, private family archives, museum catalogs, and dozens of interviews, Feliciano paints a vivid picture of a concealed international art trade with links in France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, the former Soviet Union, and the United States - controversial disclosures that have provoked an ongoing debate in Europe
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Feliciano, Hector
Dewey number
709/.44/09044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8795.3.F8
LC item number
F4613 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art thefts
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pillage
  • World War
  • Art thefts
  • Cultural policy
  • Pillage
  • France
  • Germany
Label
The lost museum : the Nazi conspiracy to steal the world's greatest works of art, Hector Feliciano
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Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-265) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. A certain love of art. Vermeer's Astronomer, or, Hitler's blind spot -- The Kümmel Report, or, The Nazis' reply to Napoleon -- Hermann Goering, "friend of the arts" -- pt. 2. Anatomy of a pillage. The exemplary looting of the Rothschild Collections -- The Paul Rosenberg Gallery : modern and "degenerate" art for sale -- The Bernheim-Jeune Collection, or, The burning of The Jas de Bouffan -- David David-Weill, or, The patron stripped bare -- The Schloss Collection, or, Dutch painters for Hitler -- pt. 3. Art for sale. Visitors to the Jeu de Paume -- Business as usual : the Paris art market during the war -- Switzerland : the importance of being neutral -- pt. 4. Revenants. The found and the lost -- A short Swiss epilogue : purchased skeletons in the Kunstkammern -- Something new on the eastern front -- The purgatory of the MNRs -- Appendix A. The Schenker papers -- Appendix B. An interview with Alain Vernay
Control code
234746
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780465041947
Lccn
97007195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 234746
  • (Sirsi) 234746
  • (OCoLC)36446851
  • (OCoLC)36446851
Label
The lost museum : the Nazi conspiracy to steal the world's greatest works of art, Hector Feliciano
Link
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. A certain love of art. Vermeer's Astronomer, or, Hitler's blind spot -- The Kümmel Report, or, The Nazis' reply to Napoleon -- Hermann Goering, "friend of the arts" -- pt. 2. Anatomy of a pillage. The exemplary looting of the Rothschild Collections -- The Paul Rosenberg Gallery : modern and "degenerate" art for sale -- The Bernheim-Jeune Collection, or, The burning of The Jas de Bouffan -- David David-Weill, or, The patron stripped bare -- The Schloss Collection, or, Dutch painters for Hitler -- pt. 3. Art for sale. Visitors to the Jeu de Paume -- Business as usual : the Paris art market during the war -- Switzerland : the importance of being neutral -- pt. 4. Revenants. The found and the lost -- A short Swiss epilogue : purchased skeletons in the Kunstkammern -- Something new on the eastern front -- The purgatory of the MNRs -- Appendix A. The Schenker papers -- Appendix B. An interview with Alain Vernay
Control code
234746
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780465041947
Lccn
97007195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 234746
  • (Sirsi) 234746
  • (OCoLC)36446851
  • (OCoLC)36446851

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