War and art
During conflicts, artworks are protected, instrumentalized or destroyed. WW2 is an outstanding example of the fate of art in times of war. Museums' artworks were hidden or stoled, avant-garde art was destroyed or labelled degenerate, and Jewish collectors were robbed. Check out our playlist to learn more about this crazy historical period!

During the Nazi occupation of France, many valuable works of art were stolen from the Jeu de Paume museum and relocated to Germany. One brave French woman kept detailed notes of the thefts.

Content produced by: Smithsonian

On the agenda
video - 3:55
This French Woman Risked Her Life to Document Nazi Theft
By: Smithsonian Education
video - 18:17
How the Mona Lisa was saved from Nazi looting
By: L'histoire nous le dira
video - 42:47
Versailles occupied. The Château in the Second World War
By: Château de Versailles
podcast - 31:37
The Monuments Men
By: ArtCurious
podcast - 24:11
Art and WWII- The Long Shadow
By: ArtCurious
podcast - 28:44
Hitler’s Führermuseum
By: ArtCurious