Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

The Mousy Museum Lady Who Documented Nazi Crimes

November 8, 2013
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Rape-of-Europa

Earlier this week, Bavarian authorities confirmed that in 2012 a German art dealer’s son was found with 1400 art works confiscated during World War II. The pieces, including some by Chagall and Matisse, are valued at over $1 billion. Wondering how so much artwork could be lost for so long? The 2006 documentary The Rape of…

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The Jerusalem Robbers’ Gallery

January 2, 2013
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jerusalem-gallery

Like many formerly gritty downtown districts around the world, Jerusalem’s is undergoing gentrification. Elegant buildings…

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Degenerate Art

November 1, 2012
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degenrate-art

Under the Third Reich, as the situation for Jews in Germany worsened, the fate of German…

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The Excommunicated City

May 31, 2012
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the excommunicated city

The city of York, England, is a vacation…

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Birdies, Orphans and Fools

May 2, 2012
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url-3

Today, Ephraim Sidon is the chief rabbi of Prague, Czech Republic.…

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Shadowboxing Hitler

April 30, 2012
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shadowboxing hitler

Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine…

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The Art’s in the Saltshaker

March 16, 2012
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Eva_Zeisel

Eva Zeisel (1906-2011) was trained as a fine artist in…

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What Freedom Looks Like

March 13, 2012
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katz haggadah

The Katz Family Haggadah, at first glance, is deceptively…

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Dangerous Visions

December 8, 2011
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WWII map

What if the Nazis won World War II? This terrifying question…

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Maus in the Closet

November 25, 2011
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maus

Art Spiegelman is haunted by his history. Not only…

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Literary Gymnastics

November 22, 2011
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etgar-keret

Etgar Keret is one of the most versatile writers in Israel today.…

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Stairway to Heaven

October 25, 2011
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babel

At the start of the Bible, everyone on Earth…

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