Additional Reading & Resources

If you are interested in provenance-related issues, you may wish to consult the following:


Alford, Kenneth D. The Spoils of World War II: The American Military’s Role in the Stealing of Europe’s Treasures, New York 1994.

Edsel, Robert M., The Monuments Men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history, New York 2009.

Edsel, Robert M., Rescuing da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe’s great art, America and her allies recovered it, Dallas 2006.

Feliciano, Hector, The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art, New York 1997.

Howe, Thomas Carr, Salt Mines and Castles: The Discovery and Restitution of Looted European Art, Indianapolis 1946.

Kurtz, Michael, Nazi Contraband: American Policy on the Return of European Cultural Treasures, New York 1985.

Nicholas, Lynn, The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, New York 1994.

Petropoulos, Jonathan, Art as Politics in the Third Reich, Chapel Hill and London 1996.

Petropoulos, Jonathan, The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany, Oxford 2000.

Plunder and Restitution: The U.S. and Holocaust Victims' Assets, Findings and Recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and Staff Report, December 2000.

Simpson, Elizabeth, ed., The Spoils of War: World War II and Its Aftermath: The Loss, Reappearance and Recovery of Cultural Property, New York 1997.

Yeide, Nancy H, Konstantin Akinsha and Amy L. Walsh, The AAM Guide to Provenance Research, American Association of Museums, 2001.

Yeide, Nancy, Beyond the dreams of avarice: the Hermann Goering collection, Dallas 2009.


The Rape of Europa, released 2008. For information go to

Portrait of Wally, released 2012. For information go to: