The Orpheus Clock

The Orpheus Clock

The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis

eBook - 2015
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
"An extraordinary piece of history...a fresh and lively read" ( The Christian Science Monitor )--the passionate, gripping, true story of one man's single-minded quest to reclaim his family's art collection, stolen by the Nazis in World War II.

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 his father passed away, and Simon received his 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 more. 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. Only after his father's death did Simon begin to piece together the clues about the Gutmanns' stolen legacy and the Nazi looting machine. With painstaking detective work across two continents, Simon has been able to prove that many works belonged to his family and successfully secure their return.

"Fascinating...splendid and tragic" ( The Wall Street Journal ), "Goodman's story is alternately wrenching and inspiring...An emotional tale of unspeakable horrors, family devotion, and art as a symbol of hope" ( Kirkus Reviews ). It is not only the account of a twenty-year detective hunt for family treasure, but an unforgettable tale of redemption and restoration.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2015
ISBN: 9781451697650
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

AL_KATI Nov 06, 2016

Really enjoyed! Perfect for fans of "The Woman in Gold," "The Hare With Amber Eyes," and "The Monuments Men."

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WPPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top