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The rape of Europa : the fate of Europe's treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War

Author: Lynn H Nicholas
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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The Third Reich's senseless purges and war on European cultural artefacts are profiled by Nicholas, who describes how art treasures were both perserved and destroyed.
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Genre/Form: Art
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn H Nicholas
ISBN: 0679756868 9780679756866 0333639510 9780333639511 0679400699 9780679400691
OCLC Number: 32531154
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, ©1994.
Description: x, 498 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: they had four years: Germany before the War: the Nazi art purges --
Period of adjustment: the Nazi collectors organize: Austria provides, Europe hides --
Eastern orientations: Poland, 1939-1945 --
Lives and property: invasion of the West: the Nazi art machine in Holland --
Lenity and cruelty: occupied France: protection and confiscation --
Business and pleasure: France: the art market flourishes; Nazi Kultur withers --
Plus ça change: the invasion of the Soviet Union --
Inch by inch: the launching of the Allied Protection Effort --
The red-hot rake: Italy, 1943-1945 --
Touch and go: the Allies take over: Northern Europe, 1944-1945 --
Ashes and darkness: treasure hunts in the ruined Reich, 1945 --
Mixed motives: the temptation of Germany's homeless collections --
The art of the possible: fifty years of restitution and recovery.
Responsibility: Lynn H. Nicholas.

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An account of the theft and destruction of countless works of art by the Nazis during World War II. As well as cataloguing the enormous loss, the book also shows how corps of "Museum Officers",  Read more...

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