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Petropoulos, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 36 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 9,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Amateur films  Academic theses  Sources  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, dgs, Creator, Other
Classifications: N6868.5.N37, 709.4309043
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Petropoulos
The Faustian bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 2,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi art looting has been the subject of enormous international attention in recent years, and the topic of two history bestsellers, Hector Feliciano's The Lost Museum and Lynn Nicholas's The Rape of Europa. But such books leave us wondering: What made thoughtful, educated, artistic men and women decide to put their talents in the service of a brutal and inhuman regime? This question is the starting point for The Faustian Bargain, Jonathan Petropoulos's study of the key figures in the art world of Nazi Germany. Petropoulos follows the careers of these prominent individuals who like Faust, that German archetype, chose to pursue artistic ends through collaboration with diabolical forces. Readers meet Ernst Buchner, the distinguished museum director and expert on Old Master paintings who "repatriated" the Van Eyck brothers' Ghent altarpiece to Germany, and Karl Haberstock, an art dealer who filled German museums with works bought virtually at gunpoint from Jewish collectors. Robert Scholz, the leading art critic in the Third Reich, who became an officer in the chief art looting unit in France and Kajetan Muhlmann-and a leading art historian-was probably the single most prolific art plunderer in the war (and arguably in history). Finally, there is Arno Breker, a gifted artist who exchanged his modernist style for monumental realism and became Hitler's favorite sculptor. If it is striking that these educated men became part of the Nazi machine, it is more remarkable that most of them rehabilitated their careers and lived comfortably after the war. Petropoulos has discovered a network of these rehabilitated experts that flourished in the postwar period, and he argues that this is a key to the tens of thousands of looted artworks that are still "missing" today. Based on previously unreleased information and recently declassified documents, The Faustian Bargain is a gripping read about the art world during this period, and a fascinating examination of the intense relationship between culture and politics in the Third Reich
Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Princes Philipp and Christoph von hessen-Kassel, great-grandsons of Queen Victoria of England, had been humiliated by defeat in World War I and, like much of the German aristocracy, feared the social unrest wrought by the ineffectual Weimar Republic. Petropoulos shows how the princes, lured by prominent positions in the Nazi regime and highly susceptible to nationalist appeals, became enthusiastic supporters of Hitler. Prince Philipp, son-in-law to the King of Italy, became the became the highest-ranking prince in the Nazi state and developed a close personal relationship with Hitler and Hermann Goring. Prince Christoph was a prominent SS officer and head of one of the most important intelligence agencies in the Third Reich
Artists under Hitler : collaboration and survival in Nazi Germany by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?" Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich. In his nuanced analysis of prominent German artists, architects, composers, film directors, painters, and writers who rejected exile, choosing instead to stay during Germany's darkest period, Petropoulos shows how individuals variously dealt with the regime's public opposition to modern art. His findings explode the myth that all modern artists were anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist. Artists Under Hitler closely examines cases of artists who failed in their attempts to find accommodation with the Nazi regime (Walter Gropius, Paul Hindemith, Gottfried Benn, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde) as well as others whose desire for official acceptance was realized (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). Collectively these ten figures illuminate the complex cultural history of Nazi Germany, while individually they provide haunting portraits of people facing excruciating choices and grave moral questions"--
Art as politics in the Third Reich by Jonathan Petropoulos( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and German and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political elite of Nazi Germany perceived itself as a cultural elite. This work explores their cultural aspirations by examining the content of art collections held by Nazis. The author demonstrates how they manipulated public policy and their collecting patterns to articulate Nazi ideology
Gray zones : ambiguity and compromise in the Holocaust and its aftermath( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few essays about the Holocaust are better known or more important than Primo Levi's reflections on what he called "the gray zone," a reality in which moral ambiguity and compromise were pronounced. In this volume, accomplished Holocaust scholars explore the terrain that Levi identified. Together they bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust studies that range from historical analysis to popular culture. While each essay utilizes a particular methodology and argues for its own thesis, the volume as a whole advances the claim that the more we learn about the Holocaust, the more complex that event turns out to be. Only if ambiguities and compromises in the Holocaust and its aftermath are identified and explored, and at times allowed to remain - lest resolution deceive us - will our awareness of the Holocaust and its implications be as full as possible."--BOOK JACKET
Degenerate art : the attack on modern art in Nazi Germany, 1937 by Olaf Peters( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Während der NS-Diktatur in Deutschland wurde ein großer Teil der modernen Kunst als "entartet" diffamiert und die Künstler und deren Förderer aufs Massivste verfolgt. Verfemt wurden Werke, die nicht mit den nationalsozialistischen Idealen und volkspädagogischen Interessen vereinbar waren. Die Verurteilung erstreckte sich auch auf kommunistische und jüdische Künstler und auf nahezu alle großen Kunstströmungen: Expressionismus, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit, Surrealismus, Kubismus und Fauvismus. Verfemte Künstler waren u. a. Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Lovis Corinth, Max Ernst und Oskar Kokoschka. 'Degenerate Art' beschreibt die 1937 in München stattfindende Ausstellung Entartete Kunst, die den Angriff auf die moderne Kunst in Gang setzte. Sie wurde in der Nähe vom damaligen "Haus der Deutschen Kunst" gezeigt, in dem zeitgleich die erste Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung stattfand, die Künstler ausstellte, die vom NS-Regime offiziell anerkannt waren. Weitere Themen im Buch sind die Entstehung und Entwicklung des Begriffs "Entartete Kunst", Details zur nationalsozialistischen Kunstpolitik sowie die Nachwirkungen des Angriffs auf die moderne Kunst.0Exhibition: Neue Galerie New York, USA (13.03.-30.06.2014)
A user's guide to German cultural studies( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why German cultural studies? -- What is German cultural studies? -- Who practices German cultural studies? -- What was "German" in the past? -- What is "German" now? -- How do we mediate the German case to the public? -- Teaching German cultural studies -- Tools
Lessons and legacies IX : memory, history, and responsibility : reassessments of the Holocaust, implications for the future by John K Roth( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swastika by Philippe Mora( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in German and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SWASTIKA is the most controversial documentary about Hitler ever made. From producers Sanford Lieberson (Lisztomania, Jabberwocky), David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) and director Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan), the film utilizes intimate home movie footage shot by Eva Braun to present the private life of a dictator, going on picnics and joking with friends, displaying an affable face to the man labeled as pure evil by history. As the opening credits state, "If Hitler is dehumanized and shown only as a devil, any future Hitler may not be recognized, simply because he is a human being."
Art as politics : the Nazi elite's quest for the political and material control of art by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray zones : ambiguity and compromise in the Holocaust and its aftermath( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory, history, and responsibility : reassessments of the Holocaust, implications for the future by Lessons & Legacies Conference( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridges from the Reich the importance of émigré art dealers as reflected in the case studies of Curt Valentin and Otto Kallir-Nirenstein by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Lucerne to Washington, DC : "Degenerate Art" and the question of restitution by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons and legacies( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the courtroom and the classroom, in popular media, public policy, and scholarly pursuits, the Holocaust-its origins, its nature, and its implications-remains very much a matter of interest, debate, and controversy. Arriving at a time when a new generation must come to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust or forever lose the benefit of its historical, social, and moral lessons, this volume offers a richly varied, deeply informed perspective on the practice, interpretation, and direction of Holocaust research now and in the future. In their essays the authors-an international group including eminent senior scholars as well those who represent the future of the field-set the agenda for Holocaust studies in the coming years, even as they give readers the means for understanding today's news and views of the Holocaust, whether in court cases involving victims and perpetrators; international, national, and corporate developments; or fictional, documentary, and historical accounts. Several of the essays-such as one on nonarmed "amidah" or resistance and others on the role of gender in the behavior of perpetrators and victims-provide innovative and potentially significant interpretive frameworks for the field of Holocaust studies. Others; for instance, the rounding up of Jews in Italy, Nazi food policy in Eastern Europe, and Nazi anti-Jewish scholarship, emphasize the importance of new sources for reconstructing the historical record. Still others, including essays on the 1964 Frankfurt trial of Auschwitz guards and on the response of the Catholic Church to the question of German guilt, bring a new depth and sophistication to highly charged, sharply politicized topics. Together these essays will inform the future of the Holocaust in scholarly research and in popular understanding."--De l'éditeur
GOERING'S MAN IN PARIS : the story of a nazi art plunderer and his world by Jonathan Petropoulos( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Haberstock als Kunsthändler der Naziführer by Jonathan Petropoulos( )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving culture from the Nazis by Jonathan Petropoulos( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The work of modern artist George Grosz and his persecution by the NAZIs is profiled] by Erin Moriarty( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The work of modern artist George Grosz and his persecution by the NAZIs is profiled. The art, the artists, and the methods used by Hitler to repress "degenerate art" are featured. Art historian Jonathan Petropoulos explains why the NAZIs despised modernism and what they preferred. The artist's son talks about Grosz' life, his art and coming to America. On the show "Sunday Morning."
Book review : Art as politics in the Third Reich; The Faustian Bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany by Olaf Peters( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Faustian bargain : the art world in Nazi Germany
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Royals and the Reich : the Princes von Hessen in Nazi GermanyArt as politics in the Third ReichGray zones : ambiguity and compromise in the Holocaust and its aftermathA user's guide to German cultural studiesLessons and legacies IX : memory, history, and responsibility : reassessments of the Holocaust, implications for the futureGray zones : ambiguity and compromise in the Holocaust and its aftermathMemory, history, and responsibility : reassessments of the Holocaust, implications for the futureLessons and legacies
Alternative Names
Jonathan Petropoulos American historian

Jonathan Petropoulos Amerikaans historicus

Jonathan Petropoulos historiador estadounidense

Jonathan Petropoulos historiador estatunidenc

Jonathan Petropoulos historiador estauxunidense

Jonathan Petropoulos historian amerikan

Jonathan Petropoulos historien américain

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Petropoulos, Jonathan

Petropoulos, Jonathan George 1961-

Джонатан Петропулос американский историк

Languages
English (155)

German (6)