Past Event

Holocaust Remembrance: Looted Art, Nazism, and Fascism

February 8, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Monica Dugot
Senior Vice President/International Director of Restitution, Christie's;
formerly Deputy Director, Holocaust Claims Processing Office, NY State Banking Department

Jasmin Hartmann
Department for Provenance Research, City of Düsseldorf
"Non signalés par les Anglais." Provenance research on French drawings acquired in France in 1944

Ilaria Pavan
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; Italian Academy Fellow 2017
Jewish persecution and looted art in Italy: evidence and denial, 1938–2015

Lynn Rother
Senior Provenance Specialist
The Museum of Modern Art

Welcoming remarks:
Barbara Faedda 
Associate Director
Italian Academy, Columbia University

Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945, and the Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with an annual academic event exploring issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. In previous years, the Academy broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews. This year, the symposium will focus on looted art under the Nazi and Fascist regimes.

(Above: Photo from the National Archives: German loot in a church at Ellingen, Germany. Discovered by the U.S. Third Army. NARA photo: RG-111-SC-204899)

Remembrance Initiatives at the Academy since 2008