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Hitler's art thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures

Hitler's art thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures
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S0004233859 940.5318 Ron
Adult Non Fiction Green World Around Us   Griffith . Available .  
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ISBN 9781250096678 (paperback)
Call Number 940.5318
Author Ronald, Susan
Title Hitler's art thief Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures
Edition Griffin edition
Place of production New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
©2015
Notes "The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Gurlitt became known as a man who never was - he didn't have a bank account, never paid tax, never received social security. He simply did not exist. He had been hard-wired into a life of shadows and secrecy by his own father long before he had inherited his art collection built on the spoliation of museums and Jews during Hitler's Third Reich. The ensuing media frenzy unleashed international calls for restitution, unsettled international relations, and rocked the art world. Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art. This is the untold story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole more than art-he stole lives, too"--
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Gurlitt, Hildebrand
Subject Added Entry - Topical Management
Employee motivation
Organizational change
Confiscations
Art thefts Europe History 20th century
Art Collectors and collecting Europe History
National socialism and art
Art treasures in war Europe History 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 Confiscations and contributions Europe.
Confiscations
Genre World Around Us
Personal Name Bates, Bob, 1951-
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