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Hitler's art thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures

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2015
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"The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Gurlitt became known as a man who never was - he didn't have a bank account, never paid tax, never received social security. He simply did not exist. He had been hard-wired into a life of shadows and secrecy by his own father long before he had inherited his art collection built on the spoliation of museums and Jews during Hitler's Third Reich. The ensuing media frenzy unleashed international calls for restitution, unsettled international relations, and rocked the art world. Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art. This is the untold story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole more than art-he stole lives, too"--
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subject_facetArt -- Collectors and collecting -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Art thefts -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Gurlitt, Hildebrand
National socialism and art
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Europe
title_displayHitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures
title_fullHitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures / Susan Ronald
title_shortHitler's art thief
title_subHildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures
topic_facetArt
Art thefts
Art treasures in war
Collectors and collecting
Confiscations and contributions
Gurlitt, Hildebrand
History
National socialism and art
World War, 1939-1945