StudioTulsa
12:50 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

A Conversation with Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project

On today's show, an interesting discussion with Marc Masurovsky, who co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) in 1997. (He has served as HARP's Director of Research and is also a Board member.) An acknowledged expert in his field, Masurovsky has spent decades looking into various matters related to cultural assets that were looted or else sold under duress during the Holocaust and World War II; he's also served as an expert historian in a class-action lawsuit for Jewish claimants seeking restitution of lost accounts and other liquid assets from Swiss banks. And while working as a consultant and historian for the U.S. Department of Justice, he researched alleged Nazi war criminals living in America, interviewed witnesses to crimes against humanity, and studied post-war relations between former Nazi officials and Allied intelligence agencies. Masurovsky will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Sherwin Miller Museum Gala, which happens on Sunday the 28th. The gala is entitled "Thoroughly Modern Miller" --- it's meant to signify a new chapter at that museum. Gala guests will get to hear Masurovsky recount various anecdotes from throughout his often fascinating career. (You can learn more about this upcoming Sherwin Miller event here ---or you can call 918-492-1818.)

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