The American public that elected Franklin Roosevelt president was ready for strong measures. On Inauguration Day 1933, a quarter of the work force was unemployed. According to a contemporary report in the New York Times, “Nobody is much disturbed by the idea of dictatorship.”
In the spring of 1945, Harald Quandt, a 23-year-old officer in the German Luftwaffe, was being held as a prisoner of war by Allied forces in the Libyan port city of Benghazi when he received a farewell letter from his mother, Magda Goebbels -- the wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
A disputed Kandinsky watercolor will go on auction next week after the grandchildren of a pre-World War II collector who said it was stolen from her by the Nazis agreed to share the sale proceeds with the current owner.
The lawyer for Peter Sachs, the son of a dentist who fled Nazi Germany, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that his client will get back a collection of 4,259 posters looted by the Gestapo after a court hearing today.
A collection of more than 4,300 pre- World War II posters looted by the Gestapo is to go on sale in New York, months after a court ordered a Berlin museum to return them to the son of a Jewish dentist who fled Nazi Germany.
What do “Blade Runner” and Madonna’s 1989 “Express Yourself” video have in common? They’re both inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent epic “Metropolis,” one of the most influential -- and butchered -- movies ever made.
The heirs of a German art historian who emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1927 filed a legal claim against the city of Munich for a Paul Klee painting that they say was stolen from their grandmother by the Nazis.