By Susan Ronald
The global used to be shocked whilst eighty-year previous Cornelius Gurlitt turned a global media celebrity in November 2013 at the discovery of over 1,400 works of art in his 1,076 square-foot Munich residence, worth round $1.35 billion. Gurlitt turned referred to as a guy who by no means was once - he did not have a checking account, by no means paid tax, by no means acquired social safety. He easily didn't exist. He have been hard-wired right into a lifetime of shadows and secrecy through his personal father lengthy sooner than he had inherited his artwork assortment equipped at the spoliation of museums and Jews in the course of Hitler's 3rd Reich. the consequent media frenzy unleashed foreign demands restitution, unsettled diplomacy, and rocked the artwork international.
Susan Ronald unearths during this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting within the identify of the 3rd Reich, duping the Monuments males and the Nazis alike. As an "official broker" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt grew to become one of many 3rd Reich's so much prolific artwork looters. but he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save lots of sleek artwork. Hitler's paintings Thief is the untold tale of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole greater than art-he stole lives, too.
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Hitler's Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe's Treasures by Susan Ronald