January 11, 2012

The “three graces” of art restitution

“The Graces of the Gardens of the Hesperides”, Rubens, taken by the ERRSource: Holocaust-Era Assets Portal, NARA, RG 111-SC-374665 Although they were not paragons of beauty […]
February 4, 2015

A Gurlitt painting waiting to be restituted: View of the Seine from the Pont-Neuf, by Camille Pissarro

by Marc Masurovsky One of the paintings found in the infamous Salzburg Depot in Western Austria which were part of the art collection of the late […]
October 10, 2016

Deconstructing the Jeu de Paume

by Marc Masurovsky The process of understanding what exactly unfolded at the Jeu de Paume museum in German-occupied Paris between late 1940 and July 1944 has […]
December 5, 2016

“Mann mit blauer Mütze,” by Eugeniusz Zak—Part Two

by Agnieszka Yass-Alsston [Editor’s note: This is an article released in two parts on the work of Eugeniusz Zak. The author, Agnieszka Yass-Alston, is an art […]
October 31, 2017

Economics and plunder

by Marc Masurovsky If you ever wonder how an economic analysis of “enemy” assets conducted by the German plundering agency—Einsatzstab Reichleiter Rosenberg [ERR]—can shape and refine […]
April 15, 2018

La “question juive” et le marché de l’art en France, 1940-1944

by Marc Masurovsky [This paper was delivered in French at an international conference in Bonn, Germany, on November 30, 2017. The conference focused on plunder and […]
October 8, 2018

It is not heirless unless we say it is

by Marc Masurovsky In late January 2015, HASHAVA sponsored a visit to the kibbutz of Ein Harod and its museum of Jewish artists near Mount Gilboa. […]
December 30, 2019

Sunflower oil for paintings

by Marc Masurovsky Art is a commodity which can be traded like widgets. On January 17, 1944, a French company called “Compensex” [Compagnie commerciale d’exportation et […]
January 3, 2020

The destruction of works of art in wartime Paris–Part One

by Marc Masurovsky This is the first in a series of articles detailing the selective impact of Nazi cultural policy at the Jeu de Paume museum […]