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The Munich Art Hoard

  • The Munich Art Hoard
Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy
By: Catherine Hickley
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In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. When Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove became public in November 2013, it caused a worldwide media sensation. Catherine Hickley has delved into archives and conducted dozens of interviews to uncover the story behind the headlines.

  Her book illuminates a dark period of German history, untangling a web of deceit and silence that has prevented the heirs of Jewish collectors from recovering art stolen from their families more than seven decades ago by the Nazis. Hickley recounts the shady history of the Gurlitt hoard and brings its story right up to date, as 21st-century politicians and lawyers puzzle over the inadequacies of a legal framework that to this day falls short in securing justice for the heirs of those robbed by the Nazis.

About the Author

  In a sixteen-year career at Bloomberg News, Catherine Hickley reported on arts and culture from Berlin for eight years, following stints as a reporter covering German politics, as Berlin bureau chief and as the editor managing European government news. She witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall from the other side of the Iron Curtain as an English teacher in East Germany.

ISBN: 9780500252154
ISBN-10: 0500252157           
Audience: General              
Format: Hardcover              
Language: English              
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 2015
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.79    

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1st November 2015

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