Lynn Nicholas

Lynn Nicholas is an American author best known for her work 'The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War', which is a detailed account of the Nazi plunder of Europe's art treasures during World War II. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction in 1994 and has been adapted into a documentary film. Her research and writing focus on art history and the effects of war on cultural heritage.


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  1. 1. The Rape of Europa

    "The Rape of Europa" is a comprehensive study of the systematic theft and deliberate destruction of Europe's art treasures during World War II. The book explores the Nazis' obsession with art, their looting of museums and private collections, and their efforts to eradicate the artistic heritage of the people they sought to dominate. It also highlights the heroic efforts of art historians and curators who risked their lives to protect these treasures, as well as the ongoing efforts to recover and return the stolen art.

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