General information on looted art during World War II
The following books can be used to find out about how works of art were looted, stolen, and dispersed during and after World War II. Click the "Records of Lost Works" tab to find information on specific countries and collections.
Akinsha, Konstantin. Beautiful Loot: The Soviet Plunder of Europe's Art Treasures. New York: Random House, 1995.
Stacks N9160 A33
Alford, Kenneth D. Hermann Göring and the Nazi Art Collection: The Looting of Europe's Treasures and their Dispersal after World War II. Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, 2012.
Stacks N9160 A547
Bruckler, Theodor. Kunstraub, Kunstbergung und Restitution in Österreich, 1938 bis Heute. Wien: Böhlau, 1999.
Stacks N9165 A88 B78
Farmer, Walter I. The Safekeepers: A Memoir of the Arts at the End of World War II. Berlin: W. de Gruyter, 2000.
Stacks N9165 G4 F37
Feliciano, Hector. The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World’s Greatest Works of Art. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
Stacks N9174 F45 E
Kowalski, Wojciech. Art Treasures and War: A Study on the Restitution of Looted Cultural Property, Pursuant to Public International Law. Leicester, UK: Institute of Art and Law, 1998.
Stacks N9160 K68
Müller, Melissa. Lost lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft, and the Quest for Justice. New York: Vendome Press, c2010.
Stacks N9160 M855 E
Nicholas, Lynn H. The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War. New York: Knopf, 1994.
Stacks N9160 N53
Petropoulos, Jonathan. Art as Politics in the Third Reich. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Stacks N8727 P47
-----. The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Stacks N9165 G4 P4
Simpson, Elizabeth. The Spoils of War: World War II and its Aftermath: The Loss, Reappearance, and Recovery of Cultural Property. New York: Abrams, 1997.
Stacks N9160 S66 1995
Vincent Van Gogh, Painter on the Road to Tarascon
Vincent Van Gogh, Painter on the Road to Tarascon, 1888. Oil on canvas.
Seized by the Nazis, this painting is thought to have been destroyed when the Allied forces bombed Magdeburg, setting fire to the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum, which contained stolen art.
Search the Clark library online catalog for more
Locate other titles in the Clark library by doing a KEYWORD search in the library catalog for any of the following subject terms. Enclose phrases in quotation marks. (Example: “art thefts”)
•War and art
•Art treasures in war
•World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war