April 10, 2011

ERR database—Frederic Unger collection (U)

by Marc Masurovsky I went over the items seized by the ERR from Frederic Unger, an Austrian citizen from Vienna who had left his home town […]
April 10, 2011

Picasso at the Jeu de Paume

At least 86 works by Pablo Picasso fell into the hands of the Nazis’ plundering units headed by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) and were taken […]
April 10, 2011

Picasso and the Germans

Picasso: Creator and DestroyerSource: The Atlantic Fleeing the German advance on Paris in May 1940, Picasso flees the French capital together with hundreds of thousands of […]
April 10, 2011

Henri Matisse in Vichy France

by Marc Masurovsky As in the case of Pablo Picasso and many other eminent artists plying their creative streak in France, Henri Matisse chose to remain […]
April 11, 2011

Where art and war meet up: “Castle Keep”, a film by Sydney Pollack, 1969

Castle Keep (1969) Movie PosterSource: MoviePoster One of my favorite WWII movies, because it is so iconoclastic, otherwise described as ‘surrealistic’, ‘anti-war’, ‘fantasy.’ The film is […]
April 13, 2011

ERR database—Untangling the Hugo Simon collection

by Marc Masurovsky It may come as no surprise if I say that the job of documenting Nazi-sponsored art thefts can be a tedious undertaking.  The […]
April 15, 2011

ERR database—The Voronoff Case

Georges Voronoff was born on 7 April 1873, in Voronej/Voronezh, Russia. A doctor by training, he and his wife, Andree, lived in Paris, at 132, rue […]
April 16, 2011

Canada and looted art

Ten years ago, on November 15-16, 2001, an international conference on looted art took place under the auspices of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, […]
April 17, 2011

French loot in Poland

Between the plundering ways of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) in German-occupied France and the numerous ‘procurement’ offices run by parallel organizations, an untold number of […]