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Wendland, Ulrike

Biographisches Handbuch deutschsprachiger Kunsthistoriker im Exil

Leben und Werk der unter dem Nationalsozialismus verfolgten und vertriebenen Wissenschaftler. Teil 1: A–K. Teil 2: L–Z

[Biographical Guide to German-Speaking Art Historians in Exile Life and Work of Scholars persecuted and exiled under the National Socialist régime]


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    August 2011
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    The exodus of at least a quarter of all active art historians during the Nazi period represented a severe loss for the small and relatively young academic discipline of art history. The repercussions of this loss were felt well into the post war years. However, the upheaval the exodus meant for both staff and subject has yet to be systematically researched and recorded in detail. A research project conducted at Hamburg University between 1989 and 1995 to assess the persecution and deportation of art historians set out to redress this omission. This guide is a result of the project: • The c. 250 biographies of German-speaking art historians with doctorates give an exact description of the person's background and education, occupation before and after emigrating, the person's reason for emigrating and research specialization. • The Guide contains a detailed list of the art historians' publications and of literature on the art historians life and work. It also gives details of sources used, further sources and of where unpublished writings are held. An attempt has been made to characterize the art historians, their work and research achievements by including quotes from obituaries and festschrifts etc. • Data for the edition was obtained from a variety of sources including reference works, library catalogues (both traditional and online), specialist bibliographies, registers of university dissertations, biographical publications and various archive documents. Relevant research work into the emigration was also used and incorporated. This reference work makes it possible at long last to research the emigration of art historians in detail. For this reason its publication will be of great significance to historical research and the self-awareness of art history as an academic discipline. It will also be a spur to future research projects in the field.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    2 part vols., xlviii, 813 pages
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