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America and the return of Nazi contraband : the recovery of Europe's cultural treasures

Author: Michael J Kurtz
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2006 book tells the story of how the American restitution effort in Germany coped with restoring Europe's cultural heritage after World War II.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Kurtz
ISBN: 9780521133401 0521133408
OCLC Number: 320802275
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Crisis and Response: 1. Looting and restitution; 2. Nazi looting: the war against European culture, 1933-45; 3. Preservers and restorers; 4. Wartime frustrations: great power diplomacy; Part II. First Efforts: 5. Restitution imbroglio: the American dilemma in the first six months of occupation; 6. The allies agree on restitution; Part III. America Leads: 7. Cultural restitution in the American zone, 1946-9; 8. A special concern: the Jewish inheritance; Part IV. Cold War and Beyond: 9. Conflict and cooperation: the politics of restitution in the Cold War; 10. Restitution at home: the American scene; 11. Renewed ferment: restitution in the post Cold War era; 12. Past, present, and future: an evaluation.
Responsibility: Michael J. Kurtz.

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"Kurtz's discussion of cultural restitution during the last half-century underscores how war ravages and destroys humans as well as their artistic creations." -Choice "Although other books on Nazi Read more...

 
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