Mary M. Lane - Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Before leading the Third Reich, Hitler was an artist, and he gained control over Germany as much through cultural tyranny as by brute force, confiscating and destroying thousands of works by “degenerate” artists. Only a fraction of these pieces have been recovered, but in 2013 German officials discovered a cache of some 1,290 works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse, Otto Dix, and others in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of an art dealer who had helped Hitler “purify” German art. Drawing on original research in German archives along with her work as the former chief European art reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Lane traces the fate of art and artists under the Nazi regime.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781610397360
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 10th, 2019