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The Resource The orpheus clock : the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis, Simon Goodman

The orpheus clock : the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis, Simon Goodman

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The orpheus clock : the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Title
The orpheus clock
Title remainder
the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Simon Goodman
Title variation
Search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Title variation remainder
the search for my familys art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties, and perished in concentration camps. That is almost all he knew about them, his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when he passed away and Simon received his father's old papers, a story began to emerge. The Gutmanns rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany's most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many others. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing and their very lives. Simon grew up in London with little knowledge of his father's efforts to recover their family's prized possession. It was only after his father's death that Simon began to piece together the clues about the Gutmanns' stolen legacy and the Jazi looting machine. Through painstaking detective work across two continents, Simon has been able to prove that many works belonged to his family and to successfully secure their return. This book reveals a rich family history almost obliterated by the Nazis. It is not only the account of a twenty-year long detective hunt for family treasure, but an unforgettable tale of redemption and restoration
Summary
The author presents a passionate, gripping, true story of his single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their legacy
Pace
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10426956
Cataloging source
ANL
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Goodman, Simon
Dewey number
940.531
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gutmann family
  • Goodman family
  • Gutmann family
  • Goodman, Simon
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Art thefts
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and art
  • Jewish bankers
  • Art thefts
  • Art treasures in war
  • Art thefts
Target audience
adult
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the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Label
The orpheus clock : the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis, Simon Goodman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054321425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925106800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimilies, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)903895151
Label
The orpheus clock : the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis, Simon Goodman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054321425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925106800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimilies, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)903895151

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