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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:   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, c1994.
Description: x, 498 p. : ill. ; 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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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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