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Welcome to our Foreign Rights Department. Mandelbaum publishes mainly non-fiction books as well as illustrated books.
In the following list you will find a range of titles from our program. If you are interested in any of these books, please let us know and we will send you a reading copy.
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Cover: Enteignete Kunst

PAWLOWSKY, Verena / WENDELIN, Harald (Hg.)
282 pages
Dimension 12x18
17.80 € | 27.50 Chf
ISBN: 978385476-185-3

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PAWLOWSKY, Verena / WENDELIN, Harald (Hg.)

Art in the Grip of the Nazis - Deprivation and Restitution. Austria from 1938 until Today


In the 1990's, the right of restitution for the children and grandchildren of the victims of World War Two was vividly discussed in the media. The ensuing public reaction "coaxed" numerous institutions like the Austrian National Library and the museums of Vienna towards searching through their archives for exhibits of doubtable or "problematic" origin. This book offers an overview of the developments of art restitution since 1945. The authors have reconstructed the history of singular famous paintings (f.ex. by Klimt, Schiele, Munch) as well as the overall political and legal situation. It becomes clear that despite recent initiatives not all questions are solved. Moreover, the reader learns of the circumstances under which the Nazi-system encroached on the art trade.


This study is the third volume of the four-volume series »Raub und Rückgabe. Österreich von 1938 bis heute/Deprivation and Restitution. Austria from 1938 until Today«, which presents compactly and exemplarily the subjects »Aryanization«, expropriation and restitution that were analysed by the Austrian Commission of History.