The Munich Art Hoard

Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy



ISBN: 9780500252154 Category:

Catherine Hickley


In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of art. Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove, inherited from his father Hildebrand, art dealer to the Nazi regime, caused a worldwide media sensation.

Here, Catherine Hickley uncovers the story behind the headlines. She takes us from the street-corner battles of Kristallnacht in Breslau, Silesia, to modern-day Madison Avenue in New York; from the charred ruins of post-war Dresden to the current cosy prosperity of the Swiss capital Berne. We witness the shady dealings of the Paris art world in the 1940s and listen in on political debates in modern-day Berlin, as 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.

Additional information

Weight 790 g
Dimensions 16.3 x 24 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2015
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.3 x 24 cm
Weight 790 g
Catherine Hickley reported on arts and culture from Berlin for Bloomberg News for eight years, and became the leading journalist worldwide in the field of Nazi stolen art.