Stolen Legacy

Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin

Author: Dina Gold

Publisher: Ankerwycke

ISBN: 9781634254274

Category:

Page: 270

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A riveting story of a Jewish family s legal battle to reclaim a building stolen from them by the Nazis in the 1930s. Written by the daughter of one of the original owners of the building, it details the history of its confiscation by the Nazis, and the family s legal fight to reclaim ownership. This is the first written account of a successful claim of a property seized by the Nazis in Germany."

A Tragic Fate

Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi-Looted Art

Author: Nicholas M. O'Donnell

Publisher: Ankerwycke

ISBN: 9781634257336

Category: Art

Page: 400

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The organized theft of fine art by Nazi Germany has captivated worldwide attention in the last twenty years. As much as any other topic arising out of World War Two, stolen art has proven to be an issue that simply will not go away. Newly found works of art pit survivors and their heirs against museums, foreign nations, and even their own family members. These stories are enduring because they speak to one of the core tragedies of the Nazi era: how a nation at the pinnacle of fine art and culture spawned a legalized culture of theft and plunder. A Tragic Fate is the first book to seriously address the legal and ethical rules that have dictated the results of restitution claims between competing claimants to the same works of art. It provides a history of Art and Culture in German-occupied Europe, an introduction to the most significant collections in Europe to be targeted by the Nazis, and a narrative of the efforts to reclaim looted artwork in the decades following the Holocaust through profiles of some of the art world s most famous and influential restitution cases."

The Crime of Complicity

The Bystander in the Holocaust

Author: Amos N. Guiora

Publisher: Ankerwycke

ISBN: 9781634257329

Category: HISTORY

Page: 220

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Complicity is a ground-breaking examination of the legal culpability of the bystander told through the lens of the author's family experiences in the Holocaust. It provides an exploration of three distinct events: the death marches; the German occupation of Holland; and the German occupation of Hungary, all of which allow an in-depth discussion of the role of the bystander in varied circumstances. Through a narrative of his parents' stories, Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, author, and former Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Defense Fo.

The Icon Hunter: A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation's Stolen Heritage

Author: Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681773813

Category: Art

Page: 400

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One woman’s pursuit of justice leads her on a riveting adventure into the world of art trafficking. In this powerful memoir, Tasoula Hadjitofi reveals her perilous journey orchestrating “The Munich Case”—one of the largest European art trafficking stings since WWII. With the Bavarian police in place, the Cypriots on their way, seventy under-cover agents bust into the Munich apartment of a notorious Turkish smuggler suspected of holding looted antiquities. Tasoula places everything on the line to repatriate her country’s sacred treasures, unaware that treachery lies in the shadow of her success. The Icon Hunter is a story torn from the pages of Tasoula's life as she and her Greek Cypriot family lose everything during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Hundreds of ancient Cypriot churches are destroyed, their contents looted and all signs of her Greek Cypriot culture erased as if it never existed. As a refugee, she wants justice. And then fate intervenes in the form of an archbishop and a dubious art dealer in search of redemption. Even as unspeakable personal tragedy strikes, she never gives up her search knowing the special place these antiquities hold in the hearts of Orthodox Christians. These icons are not just masterpieces—they are artistic manifestations of faith and a gate-way to the divine. Using family and faith as her touchstones, Tasoula takes on these “merchants of God” as she navigates the underworld of art trafficking. Tasoula believes this to be her calling, and the Archbishop of Cyprus entrusts her—an ordinary woman, wife, and mother—with the mission. In order to succeed, however, she must place her trust in an art dealer known for his double-dealing. Inspiring and empowering, The Icon Hunter is a gripping story by a remarkable woman that will captivate readers long after the nal page.

The Orpheus Clock

The Search for My Family’s Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis

Author: Simon Goodman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451697651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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“An extraordinary piece of history...a fresh and lively read” (The Christian Science Monitor)—the passionate, gripping, true story of one man’s single-minded quest to reclaim his family’s art collection, stolen by the Nazis in World War II. Simon Goodman’s grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. And that’s almost all he knew about them—his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when his father passed away, and Simon received his old papers, a story began to emerge. The Gutmanns, as they were known then, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany’s most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many, many more. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing, and their very lives. Only after his father’s death did Simon begin to piece together the clues about the Gutmanns’ stolen legacy and the Nazi looting machine. With painstaking detective work across two continents, Simon has been able to prove that many works belonged to his family and successfully secure their return. “Fascinating...splendid and tragic” (The Wall Street Journal), “Goodman’s story is alternately wrenching and inspiring...An emotional tale of unspeakable horrors, family devotion, and art as a symbol of hope” (Kirkus Reviews). It is not only the account of a twenty-year detective hunt for family treasure, but an unforgettable tale of redemption and restoration.

A Triumph of Genius

Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War

Author: Ronald K. Fierstein

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627227698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 644

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This major business biography of Polaroid and its founder and inventor Edwin Land, covers how the company grew from the initial Polavision prototypes during World War II, to the 1980s landmark patent infringement trial against Kodak that nearly brought the company to its knees.

When Jesus Speaks to a Woman's Heart

Inspiration for Your Soul

Author: Donna K. Maltese

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 163058973X

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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This beautifully designed book will delight and inspire you in your daily faith walk. You’ll be met with just the encouragement you need to face the day, along with lovely little reminders that Jesus has a very special message just for your heart. You will learn that Jesus speaks every day and in every situation—whether you are experiencing hurt, loneliness, anger, sadness, or joy. Each entry, rooted in scripture and written from Christ’s heavenly perspective, will leave you feeling perfectly loved and blessed.

The 116: The True Story of Abraham Lincoln S Lost Guard

Author: Jim Muehlberger,James P. Muehlberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634251952

Category: History

Page: 320

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During the opening days of the Civil War, President Lincoln was under the threat of kidnapping and assassination plots. In the chaos that was Washington at the time, it was the job of 116 men and their charismatic leader Kansas "free state" advocate Jim Lane to protect the president. This book is a meticulously researched account of those individuals and the pre-war conflicts that tore Missouri and the Kansas Territory apart in the 1850s."

Stolen Words

The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books

Author: Mark Glickman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0827612087

Category: History

Page: 344

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"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book"-Title page verso.

Who Betrayed the Jews?

The Realities of Nazi Persecution in the Holocaust

Author: Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750958014

Category: History

Page: 640

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A groundbreaking study that examines the various ways Jews were betrayed by their fellow countrymen during World War IIIn many cases the Jews betrayed during World War II regarded themselves as Hungarians, Frenchmen, etc., first and Jews second, so persecution came as a terrible shock to them. Many had fought for their country in World War I, but this offered no protection—not even for those awarded the Iron Cross. Their neighbors and school friends betrayed them to the authorities. In turn the authorities "legally" withdrew their rights and also stripped them of their possessions under Aryanization policies. Bodies such as the police and railway companies cooperated with the Nazis in transporting Jews to their deaths. The betrayal did not end in 1945. There is evidence of Holocaust survivors being attacked as they returned home. Historian Agnes Grunwald-Spier reveals, among other accounts, the story of Prosper de Zitter, a Nazi conspirator who betrayed hundreds of Jews to the Gestapo.

The Big Big Big Book of Tashi

Author: Anna Fienberg,Barbara Fienberg,Kim Gamble

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865085630

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

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The first seven Tashi books all together in one big, fat volume. Fourteen fabulous Tashi stories!;

Al-Tounsi

A Novel

Author: Anton Piatigorsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634256094

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Al-Tounsi is the debut novel by the award-winning playwright, Anton Piatigorsky, and tells the story of the US Supreme Court's handling of a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in a US military base. Although the novel follows the case as it maneuvers through the minds and hands of the Justices--the larger-than-life Killian Quinn in the throes of a dangerous affair, the ambitious but insecure Gideon Rosen desperate to make his mark on history, the famed feminist Sarah Kolmann staring down the prospect of losing her husband to cancer--it is ultimately shepherded by one Justice in particular, Rodney Sykes, who begins the novel in emotional crisis. After his wife's sudden death a year earlier, his relationship with Cassandra, his grown daughter, is in tatters, and he feels unable to repair it. As news of Cassandra's affair with her boss, a prominent circuit court Judge, comes to light, Rodney confronts his own repression and demons, and gradually allows his private life to influence his legal reasoning. Al-Tounsi explores in detail how the personal stories and life dramas, career rivalries and political sympathies of these titans blend with their philosophies to create the most important legal decisions of our time.

The Fenix Projects

Author: Katie Soy

Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1946697141

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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A Seattle detective begins investigating the murder of a sex trafficking survivor in the care of a local nonprofit organization. He unknowingly launches a series of events that reveal founder and CEO Elizabeth Knight and her team are not who they say they are. A respected advocate and lecturer on human rights issues in her community, Elizabeth is forced to face a past once carefully erased after crafting a future much more fitting to her wealthy family’s legacy. Following an electrifying career that allowed her to watch red tape, politics, and money enable oppression and corruption around the world, she decided to leave her NYC home for a fresh start on the Pacific Northwest coast. Tragedy strikes five years after beginning her non-profit work, and she’s forced to stay one step ahead of the Seattle Police Department in a deadly game that threatens her identity, and the lives of those closest to her. Based on true events, The Fenix Projects follows the journey of a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care to sex trafficking survivors. Elizabeth has a small team dedicated to providing support, education and awareness for survivors through housing, medical care, scholarships and counseling. Set against the Seattle skyline, The Fenix Projects is an action packed thriller exposing the dark side of human trafficking in the Pacific Northwest in a high-stakes battle for modern vigilante justice.

The Ufa Story

A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945

Author: Klaus Kreimeier

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 451

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This is the definitive treatment of the German state film company, the one film company that challenged Hollywood for cultural dominance and market share in Jazz Age Europe.

The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi

Author: Anna Fienberg,Barbara Fienberg,Kim Gamble

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 9781742372914

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 987

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A compendium of all thirty-two Tashi tales follows the clever gnome's daredevil escape from a warlord on the back of a swan and his confrontations with giants, ghosts, and other monsters.

Imperfect Justice

Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II

Author: Stuart Eizenstat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786751051

Category: History

Page: 432

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In the second half of the 1990s, Stuart Eizenstat was perhaps the most controversial U.S. foreign policy official in Europe. His mission had nothing to do with Russia, the Middle East, Yugoslavia, or any of the other hotspots of the day. Rather, Eizenstat's mission was to provide justice—albeit belated and imperfect justice—for the victims of World War II. Imperfect Justice is Eizenstat's account of how the Holocaust became a political and diplomatic battleground fifty years after the war's end, as the issues of dormant bank accounts, slave labor, confiscated property, looted art, and unpaid insurance policies convulsed Europe and America. He recounts the often heated negotiations with the Swiss, the Germans, the French, the Austrians, and various Jewish organizations, showing how these moral issues, shunted aside for so long, exposed wounds that had never healed and conflicts that had never been properly resolved. Though we will all continue to reckon with the crimes of World War II for a long time to come, Eizenstat's account shows that it is still possible to take positive steps in the service of justice.

Acts and shadows

the Vietnam War in American literary culture

Author: Philip K. Jason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

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The imaginative literature of the Vietnam War participates-both overtly and covertly-in a struggle for national memory. First-generation Vietnam War literature, focusing on representations of combat and life in the battlefield, strove to give testimony, to write history. Later writings, in their range of genre and style, investigate and interrogate the very meaning of war. To reflect these two stages, Philip Jason divides his newest book of literary criticism into two sections: acts and shadows. In Acts, Jason provides formal and cultural readings of combat narratives-by such authors as James Webb, Larry Heinemann, and Joe Haldeman-and explores the meaning of authenticity as applied to Vietnam War texts. Shadows looks both forward and backward from the combat zone, challenging the parameters of what we define as Vietnam War literature.

The Archive Thief

The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Author: Lisa Moses Leff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019938097X

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski gathered up tens of thousands of documents from Nazi buildings in Berlin, and later, public archives and private synagogues in France, and moved them all, illicitly, to New York. In The Archive Thief, Lisa Moses Leff reconstructs Szajkowski's story in all its ambiguity. Born into poverty in Russian Poland, Szajkowski first made his name in Paris as a communist journalist. In the late 1930s, as he saw the threats to Jewish safety rising in Europe, he broke with the party and committed himself to defending his people in a new way, as a scholar associated with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Following a harrowing 1941 escape from France and U.S. army service, Szajkowski struggled to remake his life as a historian, eking out a living as a YIVO archivist in postwar New York. His scholarly output was tremendous nevertheless; he published scores of studies on French Jewish history that opened up new ways of thinking about Jewish emancipation, modernization, and the rise of modern antisemitism. But underlying Szajkowski's scholarly accomplishments were the documents he stole, moved, and eventually sold to American and Israeli research libraries, where they remain today. Part detective story, part analysis of the construction of history, The Archive Thief offers a window into the debates over the rightful ownership of contested Jewish archives and the powerful ideological, economic, and psychological forces that have made Jewish scholars care so deeply about preserving the remnants of their past.

Escape, Evasion, and Revenge

The True Story of a German-Jewish RAF Pilot who Bombed Berlin and Became a PoW

Author: Marc H. Stevens

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 9781848845541

Category: History

Page: 223

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Peter Stevens was a German-Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi persecution as a teenager in 1933. He joined the RAF in 1939 and after eighteen months of pilot training he started flying bombing missions against his own country. He completed twenty-two missions before being shot down and taken prisoner by the Nazis in September 1941. To escape became his raison d'être and his great advantage was that he was in his native country. He was recaptured after each of his several escapes, but the Nazis never realised his true identity. He took part in the logistics and planning of several major breakouts, including The Great Escape, but was never successful in getting back to England. After liberation, when the true nature of his exploits came to light, he was awarded the Military Cross. He then served as a British spy at the beginning of the Cold War before emigrating to Canada to resume a normal life. This is the story of a heavily conflicted young man, alone in a world that is in the midst of destruction. He is afforded an opportunity to help his persecuted people to obtain a small measure of revenge. It is at once a sad yet uplifting tale of thankless and unheralded heroism.