Hermann Göring and the Nazi Art Collection: The Looting of Europe’s Art Treasures and Their Dispersal After World War II

McFarland
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During World War II, the Nazis plundered from occupied countries millions of items of incalculable value estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Spearheaded by Hermann Göring the looting program quickly created the largest private art collection in the world, exceeding the collections amassed by the Metropolitan in New York, the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow. By the end of the war, the Nazis had stolen roughly one-fifth of the entire art treasures of the world. This book explores the formation of the Nazi art collection and the methods used by Göring and his party to strip occupied Europe of a large part of its artistic heritage.
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About the author

Kenneth D. Alford is an internationally known historical consultant for television productions that involve Nazi looting, and is the author of several books. Retired from a career in banking, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
Jan 10, 2014
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Pages
269
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ISBN
9780786489558
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / General
History / General
History / Military / World War II
Social Science / Criminology
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction

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