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Connecticut Monuments Men (MFA&A): Working to recover Nazi-Looted Artworks – Virtual Lecture

November 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join Historian Dr. Anne Rothfeld for a lecture and discussion about art and other cultural property which was looted by Nazis during World War II  and the famed Monuments Men who saved and restituted art after the war.

Dr. Anne Rothfeld currently works in the U.S. Federal Government an archivist and historian.  Her professional experience includes the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Archives and Records Administration.  She holds a MSLS in archives from Catholic University of America and a MA in European history from Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She completed her doctoral studies at American University in Washington, DC, and is preparing her dissertation, “Unscrupulous Opportunists: Second-Rate German Art Dealers as Nazi Functionaries during World War Two,” for publication; and researching her next book project about a female U.S. Army official, and her efforts in restituting stolen cultural property in postwar Austria. 

She continues to be a leading scholar in the field, publishing articles in national and international academic journals and conference proceedings, including “Gustav Rochlitz: An Undistinguishable Art Dealer in the Business for Plunder” in Proceedings from Documentation Centre for Property Transfers of Cultural Assets of WW II Victims; “Eve Tucker: An Enforcer of Restitution Policy in U.S. Occupied Austria” in Kunstsammeln, Kunsthandeln; and “Restituting Looted European Library Collections: A Historical Analysis of the Offenbach Archival Depot, 1945-1948” in Journal of the Book, Manuscript, and Cultural Heritage.   

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November 13, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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