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Title:
The rape of Europa : the fate of Europe's treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Author:
Nicholas, Lynn H.
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st Vintage Books ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
Physical Description:
x, 498 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Knopf, ©1994.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780679756866

9780333639511

9780679400691
Format :
Book