Thu, Apr 28|
Online via Zoom
THE NAZI PLUNDER OF EUROPEAN ART
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Berenbaum. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC in partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation & the EBIJFF.
Time & Location
Apr 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
In addition to the horrors of war unleashed by The Third Reich, the Nazis were also the most notorious art plunderers in history. With systematic precision and under Hermann Goring command, Hitler’s soldiers looted European cultural treasures, many of them stolen from European Jews. Historian Dr. Michael Berenbaum will explore this subject, which also focuses on the acquisition of dubious paintings by museums as well as the return of individual artworks to their original owners decades after the end of WWII. This is a story that still resonates today told by one of America’s foremost historians on the Holocaust.
Historian Michael Berenbaum is the director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Dr. Berenbaum was also the Project Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, overseeing its creation, and later directed its Research Institute. He has also developed museums in Macedonia, Poland, Mexico, Philadelphia, Dallas, Skokie and Cincinnati among others. Berenbaum is the author and editor of twenty-two books, scores of scholarly articles and hundreds of journalistic pieces. In film, his work as Co-Producer of One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissman Klein Story was recognized with an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and the Cable Ace Award.
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Note: IJWC Year-round Programming subscribers will receive a complimentary registration for the online lecture.
Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC in partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation & the EBIJFF.