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

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

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Hitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures
Title
Hitler's art thief
Title remainder
Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures
Statement of responsibility
Susan Ronald
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ronald, Susan
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
N 8795.3 .E85 R66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gurlitt, Hildebrand
  • Art thefts
  • Art
  • National socialism and art
  • Art treasures in war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • TRUE CRIME / General
Label
Hitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures, Susan Ronald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The unmaking of the man -- New York, May 1944 -- At the beginning: Germany, 1907 -- From the Hague to Vienna -- Cause and effect -- War -- Gurlitt's struggle -- Peace -- Aftermath -- Weimar trembles -- Part II. Art and politics -- Rebels with a cause -- Hopes and dreams -- From New York to Zwickau -- The mysterious Mr. Kirchbach -- The root of evil -- Chameleons and crickets -- The first stolen lives -- Part III. World war and wilderness -- Chambers of horrors -- The four horsemen -- Tradecraft -- The treasure houses -- The posse years -- Swallowing the treasure -- Viau -- King Raffke -- Quick, the Allies are coming! -- Surrendered...or captured? -- Part IV. The stolen lives -- House arrest -- Under the microscope -- Düsseldorf -- Aftermath and Munich -- The lion tamer -- Feeding frenzy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250061096
Lccn
2015028465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914417714
  • (OCoLC)ocn914417714
Label
Hitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures, Susan Ronald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The unmaking of the man -- New York, May 1944 -- At the beginning: Germany, 1907 -- From the Hague to Vienna -- Cause and effect -- War -- Gurlitt's struggle -- Peace -- Aftermath -- Weimar trembles -- Part II. Art and politics -- Rebels with a cause -- Hopes and dreams -- From New York to Zwickau -- The mysterious Mr. Kirchbach -- The root of evil -- Chameleons and crickets -- The first stolen lives -- Part III. World war and wilderness -- Chambers of horrors -- The four horsemen -- Tradecraft -- The treasure houses -- The posse years -- Swallowing the treasure -- Viau -- King Raffke -- Quick, the Allies are coming! -- Surrendered...or captured? -- Part IV. The stolen lives -- House arrest -- Under the microscope -- Düsseldorf -- Aftermath and Munich -- The lion tamer -- Feeding frenzy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250061096
Lccn
2015028465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914417714
  • (OCoLC)ocn914417714

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