Nazi Art Looting During The
Holocaust Topic Of UNH Lecture
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 13, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The Endowed Fund for Holocaust Education at
the University of New Hampshire will host the third annual Hans
Heilbronner Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004. Jonathan Petropolous,
John V. Croul Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna
College, will speak at 5 p.m. in the 1925 Room of the Elliott Alumni
Center. His lecture is free and open to the public. A reception
will begin at 4 p.m.
Petropolous, who is also associate director of the Center for the
Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, will present
“Culture and Barbarism: Nazi Art Looting and the Holocaust.”
He served as research director for the Presidential Advisory Commission
on Holocaust Assets in the United States until 2001 and serves as
a consultant to the U.S. Department of State on looted artwork.
He is the author of several books, including “The Faustian
Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany,” which was named one
of the 25 most memorable books of 2000 by the New York Public Library.
The Hans Heilbronner Lecture is named in honor of Hans Heilbronner,
a retired professor of Russian history who taught at UNH for more
than 30 years. He was one of the first Jewish faculty members at
the university, and his family escaped Nazi Germany after his veteran
father was released from a concentration camp.