The Nazis, the Cummer and the Art of the Steal

“No one knows exactly what happened that spring night in May 1940, as the S.S. Bodegraven floated farther and farther away…”

In the cover story for the Dec. 10 edition of Folio Weekly magazine, I explore how a Jacksonville museum ended up embroiled in one of the largest Holocaust restitution cases.

The Cummer Museum didn’t realize anything was amiss with the still-life Vanitas, until a painting arrived one day from the Goudstikker family. That painting had be plucked from their family’s collection and had passed through the hands of Hermann Göring himself.

Pick up a copy of Folio Weekly or visit Folio Weekly’s website here, to read the full article.

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