nazi art looting

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Immediate: September 25, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

The Nassau Community College Jewish Studies Program Presents "Nazi Art Looting:  Tales of Discovery" November 4

Garden City, NY  The Jewish Studies Program at Nassau Community College is proud to present the program Nazi Art Looting: Tales of Discovery by Dr. Evie T. Joselow on Wednesday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the College Center Building (CCB).

The greatest theft of art in the 20th century was the theft carried out by Nazi Germany, beginning in 1933 and lasting until the end of World War II. Shrouded in secrecy, the Nazis launched a methodical and well-conceived campaign to confiscate and loot Europe of its most valuable art treasures. Prominent art historians, including museum directors and scholars, were called into service to identify and locate important works of art. During her presentation, independent art historian Dr. Evie T. Joselow unravels many of the mysteries of Nazi art looting, and offers a unique perspective on Nazi policies, ideas and methods by presenting personal family tales related to the looted art. Dr. Joselow served as the Chief of Research at the Commission for Art Recovery, an organization established to identify and locate art looted by the Nazis. She currently teaches at the New York School of Interior Design, Pratt Institute and New York University.

Nazi Art Looting: Tales of Discovery is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, please contact Prof. Barry Fruchter, coordinator of the Nassau Community College Jewish Studies Program, at 516.572.7188.

 

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