Göring's Man in Paris:The Story of a Nazi Art Plunderer and His World
A charged biography of a notorious Nazi art plunderer and his career in the postwar art world. Bruno Lohse (1911-2007) was one of the most notorious art plunderers in history. Appointed by Hermann Göring to Hitler's art looting agency in Paris, he went on to help supervise the systematic theft and distribution of over 30,000 artworks, largely from French Jews, and assisted Göring in amassing an enormous private art collection. By the 1950s, Lohse was officially denazified but back in the art dealing world, offering masterpieces of dubious origin to American museums. After his death, dozens of paintings by Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro, among others, were found in his Zurich bank vault and adorning the walls of his Munich home. Jonathan Petropoulos spent nearly a decade interviewing Lohse and continues to serve as an expert witness for Holocaust restitution cases. Here he tells the story of Lohse's life, offering a critical examination of the postwar art world.
- Jonathan Petropoulos - 456 pages - 6.14 Inches W x 9.25 Inches L - Hardcover - Yale University Press - 2021 - Item #: 978-0300251920