By Nicholas M. O'Donnell

ISBN-10: 1634257332

ISBN-13: 9781634257336

The prepared robbery of good paintings through Nazi Germany has captivated around the world awareness within the final 20 years. up to the other subject bobbing up out of worldwide conflict , stolen artwork has confirmed to be a subject that easily won't depart. Newly stumbled on artistic endeavors pit survivors and their heirs opposed to museums, international countries, or even their very own kin. those tales are enduring simply because they converse to at least one of the middle tragedies of the Nazi period: how a state on the top of excellent artwork and tradition spawned a legalized tradition of robbery and plunder. a sad destiny is the 1st booklet to significantly deal with the criminal and moral ideas that experience dictated the result of restitution claims among competing claimants to an analogous artworks. It offers a background of paintings and tradition in German-occupied Europe, an advent to the main major collections in Europe to be specific through the Nazis, and a story of the efforts to reclaim looted art within the a long time following the Holocaust via profiles of a few of the artwork world’s most renowned and influential restitution cases.

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The prepared robbery of good paintings via Nazi Germany has captivated around the world recognition within the final two decades. up to the other subject coming up out of worldwide battle , stolen paintings has confirmed to be a subject matter that easily won't leave. Newly came upon artistic endeavors pit survivors and their heirs opposed to museums, international international locations, or even their very own relatives.

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