WorldCat Identities

Altmann, Maria 1916-2011

Works: 19 works in 55 publications in 4 languages and 3,254 library holdings
Genres: Claims  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Internet videos  Documentary films  Art  Nonfiction films  Legal films 
Roles: Dedicatee, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Maria Altmann
Woman in Gold( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court"--Container
La femme au tableau by Simon Curtis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorsqu'il fait la connaissance de Maria Altmann, un jeune avocat de Los Angeles est loin de se douter de ce qui l'attend... Cette septuagénaire excentrique lui confie une mission des plus sidérantes : l'aider à récupérer l'un des plus célèbres tableaux de Gustav Klimt, exposé dans le plus grand musée d'Autriche, dont elle assure que celui-ci appartenait à sa famille ! D'abord sceptique, le jeune avocat se laisse convaincre par cette attachante vieille dame tandis que celle-ci lui raconte sa jeunesse tourmentée, l'invasion nazi, la spoliation des tableaux de sa famille, jusqu'à sa fuite aux Etats-Unis. Mais l'Autriche n'entend évidemment pas rendre la " Joconde autrichienne " à sa propriétaire légitime... Faute de recours, ils décident d'intenter un procès au gouvernement autrichien pour faire valoir leur droit et prendre une revanche sur l'Histoire
Stealing Klimt by Alan Yentob( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stealing Klimt recounts the struggle by 90-year-old Maria Altmann to recover five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in Vienna. From the end of the War up until last year, these paintings hung in the Austrian National Gallery. The film covers Maria's early life in glittering fin-de-siecle Vienna, her dramatic escape from Nazi terror and her courageous fight to recover the five Klimt's against all the odds. Maria's fight to reclaim the paintings eventually took her to the United States Supreme Court and pitted her not just against Austria but also against the US Government which asked the Supreme Court to reject her case. After Maria finally emerged victorious in 2006, one of the paintings - the "Golden Portrait" of Maria's aunt, Adele Bloch Bauer - was sold to cosmetics tycoon Ronald Lauder for 135 million dollars, becoming the world's most expensive painting ever sold. The other four paintings were recently auctioned at Christie's for record prices. -- from Internet Movie Database
[Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs corespondent, talks about a long battle fought by Maria Altmann to regain her aunt's portrait which was plundered by the Nazis] by Nina Totenberg( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs corespondent, talks about the long battle fought by Ms. Maria Altmann, the niece of Adele Bloch-Bauer, to regain rightful ownership of the Klimt portrait of Altmann's aunt, which was plundered by the Nazis and ended up in the Austrian National Museum after World War Two. Totenberg discusses Altmann's determination to regain her family's heritage. On "Morning Edition."
Kleingehölz als Leitstrukturen im Biotopverbundsystem by Maria Altmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adele's Wish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The remarkable story of an 84-year-old Los Angeles woman's struggle to recover five rare paintings that were stolen from her family by the Nazi's in 1938. The artworks were painted by world renowned Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. For nearly a decade, Maria Altmann and her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg, battle Austria for the return of these incredibly valuable paintings. Although it began as a legal dispute, the struggle quickly turned into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria was forced to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past. Adele's Wish is more than a story about art restitution. It's also a story about human frailties and individual strengths, reminding us of the power of persistence and the need for personal courage in the struggle for justice
Maria Altmann oral history (interview code : 13821) by Maria Altmann( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audiovisual testimony of a Holocaust survivor. Includes pre-war, wartime, and post-war experiences
Kleingehölze als Leitstrukturen im Biotopverbundsystem by Maria Altmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.13 for Woman in G ... to 0.96 for Kleingehö ...)

Alternative Names
Bauer, Maria Bloch-, 1916-2011

Bloch-Bauer, Maria 1916-2011

Maria Altmann Amerikaans kunstverzamelaarster (1916-2011)

Maria Altmann Filed successful lawsuit against government of Austria for return of family artwork plundered by the Nazis

Maria Altmann imprenditrice austriaca

Maria Altmann jødisk flygtning fra det nazi-styrede Østrig

Maria Altmann österreichisch-US-amerikanische Erbin von Adele Bloch-Bauer

Maria Altmann osztrák-amerikai náci üldözött, műgyűjtő, 1916-2011

Maria Altmannová

Мария Альтман наследница Фердинанда Блох-Бауэра

מריה אלטמן

ماريا التمان

ماریا آلتمن



English (43)

German (6)

French (3)

Polish (1)