May 10, 2011

More on restitution in postwar Italy

Renewed attention is being given to the scope and breadth of objects of art plundered by the Nazis and their allies which entered the art market […]
May 21, 2011

May 1945 and beyond

The Second World War is over in Europe and North Africa. The Third Reich no longer exists. The only active military front is in Asia where […]
June 7, 2011

A 1940 “fait divers” in Fascist Italy

Dateline 1940. Two years have elapsed since the Fascist Government of Benito Mussolini enacted anti-Jewish laws, inspired by the infamous 1935 Nürnberg Laws in Nazi Germany […]
June 23, 2011

Up close and personal at the Final Solution in Rome

Among the mass of documents concerning the Final Solution which were made available to the general public are cable exchanges decoded by the Allies which took […]
June 24, 2011

Fascists, SS, and plunder in wartime Italy

After the promulgation of the anti-Jewish laws of November 1938 by Mussolini’s Fascist government, Jews living in Italy became second- and third-class citizens overnight. Eventually, the […]
November 21, 2011

“Christ carrying the cross,” by Girolamo di Romano

Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue, Girolamo RomanoSource: New York Times, Arts Beat Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science (Tallahassee, FL)Source: Wikipedia Shortly […]
November 11, 2016

Swiss foreign cultural policy?

by Marc Masurovsky At a time when one French Jewish family is beating its head against a brick wall to recover a painting by John Constable, […]
October 18, 2017

Different shades of recovery

by Marc Masurovsky The process of recovery of looted cultural, artistic and religious objects is daunting for several reasons: If action is not taken right away […]