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By Susan Ronald

The international was once surprised while eighty-year outdated Cornelius Gurlitt grew to become a world media big name in November 2013 at the discovery of over 1,400 artistic endeavors in his 1,076 square-foot Munich condo, worth round $1.35 billion. Gurlitt turned referred to as a guy who by no means was once - he did not have a checking account, by no means paid tax, by no means obtained social protection. He easily didn't exist. He have been hard-wired right into a lifetime of shadows and secrecy by way of his personal father lengthy prior to he had inherited his paintings assortment outfitted at the spoliation of museums and Jews in the course of Hitler's 3rd Reich. the consequent media frenzy unleashed foreign demands restitution, unsettled diplomacy, and rocked the artwork global.

Susan Ronald unearths during this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting within the identify of the 3rd Reich, duping the Monuments males and the Nazis alike. As an "official broker" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt grew to become one of many 3rd Reich's so much prolific paintings looters. but he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to avoid wasting smooth paintings. Hitler's artwork Thief is the untold tale of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole greater than art-he stole lives, too.

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