READING

“Eichmann in Jerusalem” (1963), by Hannah Arendt (1906-1975).

 

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JEDWABNE

Where beauty isn’t:

A monument to the Jews killed in 1941 in Jedwabne, Poland, which was erected in 2001 and vandalized with swastikas ten years later, September 2011.

A monument to the Jews killed in 1941 in Jedwabne, Poland, which was erected in 2001 and vandalized with swastikas ten years later, September 2011

“AN OFFICER PAYING COURT TO A YOUNG WOMAN”

by Gabriël Metsu (1629-1667).

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Next Thursday, a 356-year-old painting that once hung in the Munich residence of Adolf Hitler will be auctioned.

Formerly in the famed Rothschild Collection, this extraordinary picture was targeted and looted by the Nazis during World War II and recovered by the Monuments Men.

The Monuments Men returned art to countries, not individuals, which sometimes put the heirs of Holocaust victims at odds with their home governments.

WHO WAS HILDEBRAND GURLITT?

by Cath Pound (click HERE).

The exhibitions (click HERE and HERE).

 

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“THE RAISING OF LAZARUS”

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“The Raising of Lazarus”, painted by an anonymous German artist, was salvaged by the Monuments Men at the end of World War II before entering the Bavarian State Paintings Collection in 1961, where it remained until now.

The work, painted in oils on wood, is thought to have been created between 1530 and 1540 and was part of a collection assembled by James von Bleichröder, the son of Gerson von Bleichröder, a Jewish banker who rose to fame as Otto von Bismarck’s personal financial adviser. James von Bleichröder died in 1937.

Nearly 80 years after it was stolen from the family, the painting, valued at about $250,000, was returned to Frank Winkel at a ceremony in Munich. Mr. Winkel lives in Munich and is the heir of James von Bleichröder’s daughter Ellie, who survived incarceration at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

View full article HERE.

Pissarro painting found in Gurlitt collection is restituted to heirs

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Pissarro’s View of the Seine from the Pont-Neuf was returned to the heirs of the French-Jewish businessman Max Heilbronn

Camille Pissarro “La Seine vue du Pont-Neuf, au fond le Louvre” (1902) has been found in Gurlitt’s collection and determined as Nazi-looted.

More about Camille Pissarro HERE.

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PORTRAIT OF ADRIAEN MOENS

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Dr Oetker, a family-owned German manufacturer says it will return a portrait by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) acquired by Hermann Göring to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker (1897-1940) a Jewish art dealer forced to flee the Netherlands when the Nazis invaded.

The Portrait of Adriaen Hendriksz Moens was among the works in Goudstikker’s gallery inventory when the family fled in 1940. It was forcibly sold and acquired by Göring, the founder of the Gestapo and the commander of the Luftwaffe.