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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:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Nazi war on European culture produced the greatest dislocation of art, archives, and libraries in the history of the world. In the ruins of the Reich, Allied occupiers found millions of paintings, sculptures, books, and manuscripts, from the mediocre to the priceless, hidden in thousands of secret hideaways. This book tells the story of how the American military government in Germany, spearheaded by a few dozen  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Kurtz
ISBN: 9780521849821 0521849829
OCLC Number: 59149355
Description: x, 278 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One: Crisis and Response: Plunder and Restitution: An Historical Overview --
Nazi Looting: The War Against European Culture, 1933-1945 --
Preservers and Restorers: Response to Crisis --
Wartime Frustrations: Great Power Diplomacy and Cultural Restitution --
Part Two: First Efforts: Restitution Imbroglio: The American Dilemma in the First Six Months of Occupation --
The Allies Agree on Restitution --
Part Three: America Leads: Cultural Restitution in the American Zone, 1946--1949 --
A Special Concern: The Jewish Inheritance --
Part Four: Cold War and Beyond: Conflict and Cooperation: The Politics of Restitution in the Cold War --
Restitution at Home: The American Scene --
Renewed Ferment: Restitution in the Post Cold War Era --
Looking Ahead --
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms --
Appendix B: Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art.
Responsibility: Michael J. Kurtz.
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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.  Read more...

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