Publisher:Second Story Press, 2010Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Kacer, KathyDate:Created2010Summary:
The story of the Reesers, a Jewish family who emigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII. They fled the Nazis and left behind four valuable oil paintings. It would take years for the Reeser family, led by matriarch Mari Reeser, and then her son Karl, to retrieve them. Along the way they had help from two unlikely sources - a mid-level diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Prague, and a daring Dutch-Canadian art smuggler.Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | Europe | Reparations for historical injustices | Reeser family | Art thefts | Confiscations | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Jewish propertyOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], Second Story PressLanguage(s): English