Most people know who Adolf Hitler was, but not many understand the scope of his evil. Hitler grew up in Linz (Chesnoff 27) and unlike the Jews, Art was one of his obsessions (Marks, John). With that combination, he had set out to steal or force the sale of the Jew’s art. Hermann Goring acted as Hitler’s sidekick; he was also in charge of Hitler’s Luftwaffe (Zagorin, Adam). Both Hitler and Hermann had taken the liberty to keep some of the art. Hermann Goring at one point had added stolen Jewish art to his private collection making it one of the largest private collections in Europe (Zagorin, Adam), and Hitler had looted sent to Linz where he planned on building an art museum (Chesnoff 27).
Nazis looted art from Vienna. (Chesnoff 38) all the way to the Western World where Hitler’s forces had either stolen or forced the sale of 20% of the total art (Zagorin, Adam). 21,903 quality works of art were taken from the French Jews; the largest single shipment to Hitler Reich was totaled at thirty-five freight wagons (Chesnoff 144). Some Jews made it easy when they left art as they fled from the ...
... middle of paper ...
... Cornelius Gurlitt Doesn't Want to Part with Nazi Art Collection [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]." International Business Times 19 Nov. 2013: Regional Business News. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
Marks, John. "How Did All That Art End Up In Museums?" U.S. News & World Report 124.22 (1998): 38. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.
PR, Newswire. "AJC Berlin Urges German Government to Prioritize Return of Nazi Looted Art." PR Newswire US 10 Nov. 2013: Regional Business News. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
Shuster, Simon. "Why The Man Who Hoarded Nazi-Looted Art May Get To Keep It All." Time.Com (2013): 1. Business Source Premier. Web. 1 Feb. 2014.
Timmerman, Kenneth R. "Austria Confronts Its Dark Nazi Past." Insight On The News 18.29 (2002): 24. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.
Zagorin, Adam. "Saving The Spoils Of War." Time 150.23 (1997): 87. Academic Search Premier. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Pablo Picasso once said “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” It is debatable that he was one of the greatest artists in history. Known for The Weeping Woman, Don Quixote, Guernica, and The Red Arm Chair. Picasso is one of the most famous artists. Next to Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Van Gogh .His signature style of cubism, in which he aided in its conception, is widely recognized as the one of the most imitated styles. His paintings, desired by everyone, are a prime target for thieves.... [tags: Value of Stolen Art]
1061 words (3 pages)
- Shattered Dreams in Stolen Party In the story "Stolen Party" written by Liliana Heker, a girl’s dreams are shattered by the bitter reality of her destiny. Rosaura spends most of her time trying to convince her mother, as well as everyone at the birthday party, that being an educated girl makes her an equal to everyone at the party. She feels great determination to become a part of her friend Luciana’s lifestyle even though it would be rebelling against her mother’s wishes. Rosaura almost believes she has accomplished this feat until she is harshly brought back to reality and faced with her position in life once again.... [tags: stolen]
590 words (1.7 pages)
- "You can wipe out an entire generation, you burn their homes to the ground and somehow they will still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it as if they never existed"(Cambell,2014). During World War II the Nazis would go through the countries they occupied. The art they took was either put in their own museums or they burned them. The Nazis stole millions of pieces of art, mostly pieces that were made from the end of the of the 18th century up until the 1900 's.... [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler]
1297 words (3.7 pages)
- Stolen and Forged Artwork Since the beginning of its existence, art collecting has been a rather dangerous endeavor. Artwork fakes and even stolen art have been documented since the days of ancient Rome. Even then, the Romans often sought classical Greek artwork and sculptures, and more often than not, works purchased were by Roman artists trying to imitate classic Greek works (Kaufman 36). Today, modern day forgers are still trying to fool art enthusiasts and are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods.... [tags: Art Essays]
1305 words (3.7 pages)
- Analysis of W.B.Yeats' The Stolen Child The Stolen Child was written by W.B.Yeats in 1886. The Victorian Era of literature was in full swing, while upstart new poets, dissatisfied with the 'airy' nature of earlier poetic works, began demanding more concrete, realistic, and hard-hitting literature that avoided the metaphorical distancing that the Romantics were prone to. They scoffed at Yeats, at his romantic views, at his out-dated style of writing. Frustrated, perhaps even angered, by the scorn of his upcoming peers, Yeats would soon find himself wavering between the more fantastical style of his youth, and the harder-edged stuff that would come to be found in Easter 191... [tags: Yeats Stolen Child Essays]
1009 words (2.9 pages)
- The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells This is a story set in the 19th century people had dress codes which reflected your status in society. The dress code was formal and quite severe it was almost as if the longer your top hat the higher up the rank you are in importance in society. In this story we meet a man who wants to help the society and quality of living whereas the other wants to destroy order as he is what’s known as an anarchist. This is someone who is feels that people should be responsible for there own actions and decisions meaning they govern their own lives.... [tags: Stolen Bacillus Wells Essays]
819 words (2.3 pages)
- The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats “The Stolen Child”, a poem by W.B. Yeats, can be analyzed on several levels. The poem is about a group of faeries that lure a child away from his home “to the waters and the wild”(chorus). On a more primary level the reader can see connections made between the faery world and freedom as well as a societal return to innocence. On a deeper and second level the reader can infer Yeats’ desire to see a unified Ireland of simpler times. The poem uses vivid imagery to establish both levels and leaves room for open interpretation especially with the contradictory last stanza.... [tags: Stolen Child Poem Yeats Essays]
804 words (2.3 pages)
- A Lesson About Life in The Stolen Party In Liliana Heker’s story, "The Stolen Party," the young child Rosaura is hurt because she is a victim of a class structure which keeps the rich on the top and people like her and her mother at the bottom of society. By the end of the story Rosaura will have learned a very important lesson in class structure which, because it is so traumatic for her, she will carry with her for the rest of her life. The first evidence we see which supports the claim that this is a story of class structure comes when Rosaura’s mother says to her, "I don’t like you going, it’s a rich people’s party" (Heker 1133).... [tags: Stolen Party Essays]
890 words (2.5 pages)
- Pettiness of the Wealthy Exposed in The Stolen Party In Liliana Heker’s short story, "The Stolen Party," Senora Ines invited Rosaura to the party for only one reason, to serve. Rosaura was a very smart girl in school, but she lacked people smarts. Senora Ines told Rosaura that she would be a guest there but tricked Rosaura into being a helper instead of a guest. Senora Ines needed Rosaura to help at the party so she mislead Rosaura by making her tasks seem as if they were privileges. Senora Ines’ deviousness ultimately devastated poor, innocent Rosaura.... [tags: Stolen Party Essays]
668 words (1.9 pages)
- Jewish Art On many occasions art has the power to tell a story or even express how someone feels. The speaker on Jewish art was very interesting. She translates many Jewish stories and commandments while portraying it through art. Very few people can accomplish this but I thought she did a pretty good job of it. Her pieces once explained told great stories of Jewish history. One thing that I found very iteresting was her idea of adding new riuals to the jewish religion through her art. I'm glad that I have always liked art because it helped me to understand her feelings towards it.... [tags: essays research papers]
492 words (1.4 pages)
- Mortality and Immortality in Ode to a Nightingale
- The Level of Understanding of Students in De La Salle Lipa On Tuition Fee Increase
- Types of Motivation for Employees
- United States Declaration of Independence Analysis
- A Sociological Aspect of Gang Activity
- Christians Should NOT Support the Death Penalty