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

Author: Michael J Kurtz
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Kurtz
ISBN: 9780521849821 0521849829
OCLC Number: 475656002
Description: 278 s. : ill.
Contents: Preface Introduction Part One: Crisis and Response 1. Looting and Restitution: An Historical Context 2. Nazi Looting: The War Against European Culture, 1933 --
1945 3. Preservers and Restorers 4. Wartime Frustrations: Great Power Diplomacy Part Two: First Efforts 5. Restitution Imbroglio: The American Dilemma in the First Six Months of Occupation 6. The Allies Agree on Restitution Part Three: America Leads 7. Cultural Restitution in the American Zone, 1946 --
1949 8. A Special Concern: The Jewish Inheritance Part Four: 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 Appendix A: Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Appendix B: Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art
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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