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

Author: Hector Feliciano
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 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
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feliciano, Hector.
Lost museum.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1997
(OCoLC)606104097
Online version:
Feliciano, Hector.
Lost museum.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1997
(OCoLC)608203069
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Feliciano
ISBN: 0465041949 9780465041947 0465041914 9780465041916
OCLC Number: 36446851
Description: ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Other Titles: Musée disparu.
Responsibility: Hector Feliciano.

Abstract:

During the occupation of France, the Nazis confiscated nearly 100,000 works of art including work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, Cezanne and Picasso, from more than 200 collectors. This book tells the  Read more...
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