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Author Petropoulos, Jonathan, author.

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

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  364.16287 PET    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  364.16287 PET    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 408 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Contents Prologue: Kaffee und kuchen with Bruno -- Introduction -- Art historian, Art dealer, member of the SS (1911-41) -- The "King of Paris" (1941-43) -- Darker hues and war's end (1943-45) -- Called to account (1945-50) -- The amnesia years -- Lohse in North America -- War stories, war secrets -- Restitution -- Bruno Lohse and the Wildensteins -- Epilogue: On the trail of the Nazi plunderers.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Lohse, Bruno, 1911-2007.
Art dealers -- Germany -- Biography.
Art thefts.
Art -- Corrupt practices.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- France -- Paris.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage.
Art treasures in war.
Genre Biographies.
Added Title Goering's man in Paris
ISBN 9780300251920 (hbk.)
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