Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"Who Was the Woman in Gold?"

We've known her name for quite a while, but here's a nice piece from the BBC about the relationship between Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer. 

The subtext of this article, of course is the very galling and sad secondary story of the Holocaust.

Beyond the murders, the abject theft of Jewish property (everything of value including art, insurance policies, bank deposits, jewelry, etc..) by so many individuals and governments, the block-headed antisemitic refusal to restitute Jewish property, and how the Jews of European high society so naively thought they were actually really 'Austrian' or 'French' or whatever [insert European nationality here].

In the end, they were just Jews.