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Bronzes to Bullets: Vichy and the Destruction of French Public Statuary, 1941–1944

Kirrily Freeman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758895
eISBN:
9780804779715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the story of French statues and monuments that were melted down and shipped to Nazi munitions factories during the Second World War. Beginning with the economic context that led to ... More


Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Elizabeth Karlsgodt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the fate of art and cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation of France. The French cultural patrimony was a crucial locus of power struggles between German and French leaders ... More


A League of Their Own

in Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759861
eISBN:
9780804787550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759861.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows how Hungarian and Romanian statesmen clung to minority rights rhetoric through the darkest days of the war, forcing Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy to play the role of minority ... More


Introduction

in Bronzes to Bullets: Vichy and the Destruction of French Public Statuary, 1941–1944

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758895
eISBN:
9780804779715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758895.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between October 1941 and August 1944, French cities, towns, and villages lost most of their public bronze statuary. The number of works destroyed is estimated to range between 1,527 and 1,750 ... More


Introduction

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to follow the plight of humanist scholars like Erich Auerbach who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated ... More


Germany on the Bosporus: Nazi Conspiracies and Émigré Politics

in East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769747
eISBN:
9780804775755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769747.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that Auerbach's time in exile was further shaped by the very forces he sought to flee—German fascism. Istanbul was alive with the competing intellectual and political agendas of ... More


Jewish Art Collections

in Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Jewish-owned art collections as Nazi war booty. It considers what happened when the French were able to sequester several prestigious Jewish art collections that eluded the ... More


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