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Author Talk with Lynn Nicholas on The Rape of Europa


Wed 01 / 26 / 2022
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM


Via Zoom

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Limited capacity: Registration Closed



The transfer of works of art from vanquished to victor is as old as warfare itself. But in World War II  the magnitude of the displacement of works, the destruction of cherished monuments,  and the postwar recovery and restitution of millions of items would eclipse all previous conflicts.  Long time DC resident Lynn Nicholas, author of The Rape of Europa: The fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War,  will discuss the ideological bases of Nazi looting and the Indiana Jones-like efforts of the “Monuments Men” to save the patrimony of Europe.


Lynn H. Nicholas is an independent researcher in the area of Nazi-era social and cultural history.  She has testified before Congress on restitution issues and was a presenter at the Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets in 1998 and a member of the US delegation to the Prague Conference in 2009.  She has lectured at museums and universities both here and abroad and participated in many international symposia related to the wartime fate of works of art.  Mrs. Nicholas holds the Legion d’Honneur from France and the Amicus Poloniae from Poland.