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Goering's Man in Paris


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Jonathan Petropoulos is the John V. Croul Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow at the Royal Historical Society.


"Petropoulos has written what will surely be the definitive biography...He is an enterprising, investigative historian of the kind journalists can feel a kinship with."-Catherine Hickley, Art Newspaper "A manuscript of prime and serious scholarship."-Jean-Marc Dreyfus, University of Manchester "Even in normal times, the art market can appear shadowy, even shady, and the early 1940s were not normal times. This book brings readers into the labyrinthine network of German, French, and Swiss art dealers who not only fenced goods stolen from museums and Jewish collectors in Nazi-occupied Europe, but also concealed and continued to trade in some of the loot after 1945. The result is a fascinating exploration of a netherworld where luxury and larceny met, and the perils of getting close to it."-Peter Hayes, author of Why? Explaining the Holocaust "Jonathan Petropoulos's meticulously researched account of one of the great (and continuing) art thefts in history reads like an Agatha Christie mystery. The degree to which the world of art collectors, gallery owners, curators, and other supposedly cultured people participated in this crime is stupefying. A compelling and maddening page turner."-Deborah Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here and Now "Goering's Man in Paris demonstrates Petropoulos's brilliant, indefatigable research and scholarship, compelling story-telling, and illumination of the ghastly work of Dr. Bruno Lohse. The book is vitally important for shedding a light on the network of former Nazi art dealers who continued to traffic with each other in their Nazi-looted art for decades."-Stuart Eizenstat, Former senior official in the Carter and Clinton administration and chief negotiator for the Washington principles on Nazi-confiscated art "Deeply researched, ethically informed, and enriched with keen eyewitness observations, Jonathan Petropoulos's new book exposes the extent of Bruno Lohse's wartime activities and details his efforts after 1945 to profit from his ill-gotten gains by reintegrating himself into the rarefied world of art dealers and collectors."-Gavriel Rosenfeld, author of The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism Since World War II

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