Nazi art looting expert Jonathan Petropoulos in “El Pais”

Spanish newspaper runs story on Nazi confiscated art

It’s been a busy week for Jonathan Petropoulos, the John V. Croul Professor of European History. In addition to filming a segment for “CBS Sunday Morning” on campus, he was interviewed by writer Joan Faus for a story posted Monday, April 21 in Spain’s newspaper El Pais, the largest in Spanish, worldwide.

The article focuses on Nazi art confiscation, and art stolen by the Nazis that found its way to the United States, both in museums and in private collections. (The article, in Spanish,can be found here.)

His forthcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning is expected to air Sunday, May 4.

Petropoulos was the research director for art and cultural prosperity when he worked for the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States. He is an expert on Nazi art looting and restitution, World War II, European history and royalty, and Germany. His books include Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany (New York/London: Oxford University Press, 2006), The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), and Art as Politics in the Third Reich (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).