A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi-Looted by Nicholas M. O'Donnell PDF

By Nicholas M. O'Donnell

ISBN-10: 1634257332

ISBN-13: 9781634257336

The geared up robbery of good paintings by way of Nazi Germany has captivated around the globe consciousness within the final 20 years. up to the other subject coming up out of global conflict , stolen paintings has confirmed to be a topic that easily won't depart. Newly came upon artworks pit survivors and their heirs opposed to museums, overseas countries, or even their very own relations. those tales are enduring simply because they converse to at least one of the center tragedies of the Nazi period: how a kingdom on the top of excellent artwork and tradition spawned a legalized tradition of robbery and plunder. a sad destiny is the 1st ebook to significantly deal with the felony and moral principles that experience dictated the result of restitution claims among competing claimants to a similar artistic endeavors. It presents a historical past of paintings and tradition in German-occupied Europe, an creation to the main major collections in Europe to be precise via the Nazis, and a story of the efforts to reclaim looted paintings within the many years following the Holocaust via profiles of a few of the paintings world’s most famed and influential restitution cases.

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