For more than a decade, the number two in the Third Reich amassed a collection of more than 5,000 art works, all meticulously detailed in a catalog. But how did Hermann Goering get his hands on these works?
Number-two man of the Reich, Hermann Göring, built up one of the most impressive collection of artworks, thanks to a gigantic enterprise of plundering throughout Europe, shamelessly dispossessing thousands of Jewish families. To understand how Carinhall’s Ogre organized the greatest plunder of the century, only one piece of evidence: the Goering catalogue, recently exhumed from the abyss of history.For more than a decade,Hermann Göring amassed a collection of more than 5,000 artworks, all meticulously detailed in a catalog that resurfaced seventy years after the war.But how did Göring get his hands on these artworks?Why did he plunder collections, mainly those belonging to Jewish families victims of the Holocaust?Was it to satisfy a frenzied passion, or was he acting in the service of the Nazi regime?This documentary evokes the fate of these artworks through photos and archives, the testimony of looted families, as well as the contribution of historians, lawyers and specialists in charge of restitution. At the same time, it tells the story of the systematic looting carried out by the Nazis, often at the cost of blood.
Laurence Thiriat / Jean-Marc Dreyfus
Anne Schuchman-Kune (Schuch Productions) / Guillaume Roy (Flair Production)