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The Art of the Steal: Nazi looting during WW11 Shauna Isaac Wednesday 18 September 2019

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during World War II and the effects of Nazi looting are still evident today. This lecture will cover the following topics: setting the scene in Germany, the Fuhrermuseum, Nazi art repositories, Post War restitution and the Monuments Men, contemporary restitution issues and current international recovery efforts. I will also discuss several important cases involving Nazi loot. These will be tailored to the country in which I’m speaking, but there are landmark international cases that I will discuss in detail, including Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer and the stash of looted art found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s flat.