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By Nicholas M. O'Donnell

The equipped robbery of good paintings via Nazi Germany has captivated around the world cognizance within the final two decades. up to the other subject bobbing up out of worldwide battle , stolen paintings has confirmed to be a subject that easily won't leave. Newly came upon artworks pit survivors and their heirs opposed to museums, international international locations, or even their very own family. those tales are enduring simply because they communicate to at least one of the center tragedies of the Nazi period: how a kingdom on the top of excellent paintings and tradition spawned a legalized tradition of robbery and plunder. a sad destiny is the 1st booklet to significantly handle the criminal and moral principles that experience dictated the result of restitution claims among competing claimants to an analogous artistic endeavors. It presents a background of artwork and tradition in German-occupied Europe, an creation to the main major collections in Europe to be specified through the Nazis, and a story of the efforts to reclaim looted art within the a long time following the Holocaust via profiles of a few of the artwork world’s most famed and influential restitution cases.

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