May 28, 2011

Plunder of culture

The plunder of culture is a crime against humanity. And the right to culture is a human right. Since the dawn of ages, men and women […]
November 13, 2011

When the gloves come off, does this mean WAR?

As we say in the United States, ‘them’s fightin’ words’! True, they are. Perhaps, they deliver more bang than bite. But they emerge from the deepest […]
June 9, 2014

Miscellaneous thoughts about cultural plunder

Yellow badge made mandatory by the Nazis in FranceSource: Wikipedia There is a prevalent feeling that we trivialize the Holocaust if we emphasize material losses. We […]
June 9, 2014

Belated open letter to the “New Republic”

Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of The New Republic, Source: Brandeis University by Marc J. Masurovsky Why did it take so long for the “New Republic” to […]
April 21, 2015

The illusion of numbers

by Marc Masurovsky Ever since WWII ended, there have been a flurry of numbers thrown about to give a sense of the scope of the destruction […]
February 25, 2017

Talking points

by Marc Masurovsky From 1933 to 1945, millions of cultural and artistic objects changed hands illegally as a result of Nazi persecutions. Many objects were recycled […]