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From 'Legacy of Shame' to the Auction of 'Heirless' Art in Vienna: Coming to Terms 'Austrian Style' with Nazi Artistic War Booty

Author / Editor:

Rathkolb, Oliver

Abstract:

Oliver Rathkolb gives a review of the Austrian debate on looted art from 1945 to 1998 - including the "Mauerbach case", the confiscation of two Schiele paintings from the MOMA in New York and the law to restitute art from the nazi period, that was passed in 1998 - and analyses some of the historical reasons for the recent discussions.

Source:

This presentation is based on a paper, presented at the German Studies Association Conference (September 26, 1997), Washington DC with the panel

Keywords:

Nazi-past
Art
Culture
National Socialism

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