A GBR recommended read. The Rape of Europa: Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas and published by Papermac. When the Nazi occupation of Poland, France and the Low Countries, and finally Italy, began a colossal wave of organized and casual pillaging stripped entire countries of their cultural heritage. From the day Hitler came to power, art was a matter of the highest priority to the Reich. He and other Nazis were ravenous collectors, stopping at nothing to acquire paintings and sculpture. Nicholas catalogues this theft and destruction but also shows how the dedicated corps of `Museum Officers', brought to Europe after the Allied victory, spent six years locating and sorting huge repositories of treasure and restoring their contents to museums and owners. War on a very different and premeditated level! An expert and exciting compendium of thorough research. This substantial 1995 paper back is as new throughout running to 499 pages. A fascinating read for anyone interested in WW2 and the art treasures of Europe. £11.00 including postage to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you. Other items shown in our photographs are not included.
The Rape of Europa: Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich & WW2