The House of Fragile Things: A History of Jewish Art Collectors in France, 1870-1945
James McAuley (Author)
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DescriptionBetween 1870 and the end of World War II, a number of prominent French Jews invested heavily in France's cultural artifacts and were rewarded by being plundered and murdered. James McAuley shows the central role that that art played in the assimilation of French Jews--and how collecting objets d'art was their response to anti-Semitism.
Yale University Press
July 13, 2021
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About the Author
James McAuley is the Paris correspondent for the Washington Post and a contributor to the New York Review of Books. He recently received his doctorate in French history at Oxford.