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Göring's man in Paris : the story of a Nazi art plunderer and his world / Jonathan Petropoulos.

Author/creator Petropoulos, Jonathan author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
Descriptionxiv, 408 pages, 30 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Variant title Goering's man in Paris
Abstract Bruno Lohse (1911-2007) was one of the most notorious art plunderers in history. Appointed by Hermann Göring to Hitler's art looting agency in Paris, he went on to help supervise the systematic theft and distribution of more than thirty thousand artworks, taken largely from French Jews, and to assist Göring in amassing an enormous private art collection. By the 1950s Lohse was officially denazified but was back in the art dealing world, offering masterpieces of dubious origin to American museums. After his death, dozens of paintings by Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro, among others, were found in his Zurich bank vault and adorning the walls of his Munich home. Jonathan Petropoulos spent nearly a decade interviewing Lohse and continues to serve as an expert witness for Holocaust restitution cases. Here he tells the story of Lohse's life, offering a critical examination of the postwar art world.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9780300251920 (hbk.)

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Joyner General Stacks N8795.5 .L64 P48 2021 ✔ Available Place Hold