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Belonging and Betrayal: The Untold Story of Nazi Stolen Art

Saturday, March 21, 2020 25 Adar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMSanctuary and Social Hall

There has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in the fate of Nazi stolen art during World War II, and there are many stories of how Nazis and collaborators ransacked Jewish-owned art collections. Based on his forthcoming book, Belonging and Betrayal: Jews, Art, and Modernity, Professor Charles Dellheim will explore a largely ignored aspect of Nazi stolen art: how a small number of Jewish individuals and families from the late nineteenth century to 1945 acquired major masterpieces. “I am less interested in how and why the Nazis plundered Jewish-owned collections, a tragic but well-known story, than in how these Jewish outsiders acquired great art in the first place,” says Dellheim.

Charles Dellheim, an award-winning scholar, is a Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Boston University. A native New Yorker, he earned his doctorate in History at Yale University and has lectured widely on his work. He was the founding Director of the Kilachand Honors College at Boston Univer

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