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THE ORPHEUS CLOCK: THE SEARCH FOR MY FAMILY'S ART TREASURES STOLEN BY THE NAZIS. Simon Goodman. Scribner, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, 2015. 376 pp. with 57 ills. (19 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-17171 ISBN 9781451697636 In English.
Publisher's description: The passionate, gripping, true story of one man's single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their legacy. Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. And that's 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, as they were known then, 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, 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 possessions. It was only after his father's death that Simon began to piece together the clues about the Gutmanns' stolen legacy and the Nazi looting machine.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 168252
Hardcover $28.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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