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Monuments Men and looted art (The)

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4220

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00:04:49

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2014

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Sonore

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MORA CHEVAIS Marie

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Behind the romantic aspect of George Clooney's movie "Monuments Men", the sociologist Sarah Gensburger depicts the reality of art looting, which was made in Paris during Worl War II.
At that time, the French capital was considered as the world's art market. The rough plunder that had initially started against Jewish artwork owners gradually concerned National Museums. For instance, several rooms of Le Louvre were requisitionned to store stolen works. In 1944, personnalities of the art world were drafted into the American Monuments Men bataillon in order to recover those spoils of war.

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