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The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy (Hardback)
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The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy (Hardback)

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In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to the elderly recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,200 paintings, drawings and prints. When Hildebrand 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. Hickley is the world's leading journalist in the field of Nazi-looted art and a former arts and culture reporter for Bloomberg News.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500252154
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A splendid account ... a riveting read' - The Oldie
'A comprehensive narrative' - The Economist
'Hickley tells the story of the Gurlitts ... with forensic attention to detail' - Art Quarterly
'Hickley knows her subject inside out' - Jewish Quarterly

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“A Shameful legacy”

Catherine Hickley's book may only be 240 pages but it packs a punch. Her journalistic background means that she doesn't waste a word. She also manages to untangle the complexities of the trail of... More

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