The Fate of Antiquities in the Nazi Era

A Collaboration of the Getty Research Institute and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte,
ed. Irene Bald Romano

Table of Contents


Gail Feigenbaum and Sandra van Ginhoven (Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles)

Christian Fuhrmeister (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich)

Hermann Parzinger (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin)

Irene Bald Romano (University of Arizona, Tucson; Guest Editor)


Antiquities in the Nazi Era: Contexts and Broader View
Irene Bald Romano (University of Arizona, Tucson)


Collecting Classical Antiquities among the Nazi Elite
Irene Bald Romano (University of Arizona, Tucson)

The Role of Antiquities between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: Diplomatic Gifting, Legal and Illegal Trades
Daria Brasca (Università degli Studi di Udine, Udine)

Göring’s Collection of Antiquities at Carinhall
Laura Puritani (Zentralarchiv, Staatliche Museen, Berlin)

Stolen and Returned: The Marble Statue of Philippe from Samos
Alexandra Kankeleit (Freie Universität, Berlin)

Export Regulations and the Role of Ancient Objects in the German List of Nationally Important Artworks
Maria Obenaus (Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, Magdeburg)

The Annihilation of the German Numismatic Market during the Nazi Era, with Some Observations on the Countermeasures Adopted by Jewish Ancient Coin Dealers
Emanuele Sbardella (Technische Universität, Berlin)

The Patronage of Berlin’s Egyptian Museum by German-Jewish Press Tycoon Rudolf Mosse (1843–1920) and the Sequestration of His Art Collection during the Third Reich
Thomas L. Gertzen (Freie Universität, Berlin) and Jana Helmbold-Doyé (Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – Universität Leipzig)

The Antiquities Trade during the German Occupation of France, 1940–1944
Mattes Lammert (Technische Universität, Berlin)

“Unclaimed” Artworks Entrusted to French Museums after World War II: The Case of Near Eastern Art and Antiquities
Anne Dunn-Vaturi (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), François Bridey (Musée du Louvre, Paris; French Consulate, New York), and Gwenaëlle Fellinger (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

The Fate of the Antiquities Collection of Izabela Działyńska (neé Czartoryska)
Inga Głuszek (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń) and Michał Krueger (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Object Case Studies

A Case Study in Plunder and Restitution: Three Ancient Sculptures from the Lanckoroński Collection
Victoria S. Reed (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A Goddess of the Night, a Roman Gem, and the Bachstitz Gallery
Claire L. Lyons (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)