The Communists and the German National Socialists-the twin revolutionary totalitarian ideologies which sowed so much destruction in the twentieth century-both rejected the sanctity of private property. Thus, the representatives of both engaged in plunder on a massive scale, including the looting of valuable artworks.
This issue will be the subject of the "Art of Looting" conference, scheduled to be held on 1 December 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The upcoming event is co-hosted by Mastrapa Consultants and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. IWP friends, students, and faculty are all invited to attend by our Research Professor in Cuban and American Studies, Dr. Tania Mastrapa.