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Artists Under Hitler
Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany

Jonathan Petropoulos

“What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?” Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich. In his nuanced analysis of prominent German artists, architects, composers, film directors, painters, and writers who rejected exile, choosing instead to stay during Germany’s darkest period, Petropoulos shows how individuals variously dealt with the regime’s public opposition to modern art. His findings explode the myth that all modern artists were anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist.


Artists Under Hitler closely examines cases of artists who failed in their...

2014   424 pp.  12 color + 44 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300197471  $40.00

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