"TROPHIES OF WAR AND EMPIRE: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine,
World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution,
with a foreword by CHARLES KECSKEMÉTI."

Логотип Державного комітету архівів України

Grimsted Patricia Kennedy. Trophies of War and Empire:
The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution /
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; State Committee on Archives of Ukraine; State Service for the Control of the Transmission of Cultural Treasures Across the Borders of Ukraine. - Cambridge, MA, 2001. - (Harvard Papers of Ukrainian Studies). - 798 p.

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II have brought attention to the displaced cultural and archival heritage of many nations. The situation of Ukraine provides a striking example of the many international problems involved in questions of restitution. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted considers (among many topics) the problems of defining the archival heritage of Ukraine vis-a-vis Russia; international precedents for post-imperial archival devolutions and postwar restitution; intentional Soviet archival destruction in 1941;
the Ukrainian component of Soviet library and archival trophies in Moscow and Kyiv; Russia’s bitterly disputed 1998 law nationalizing cultural trophies; pending issues regarding cultural treasures (especially libraries and archives) between Poland and Ukraine; recent international negotiations regarding displaced cultural treasures; and post-1991 Ukrainian restitution policies. Containing significant new revelations about cultural treasures previously thought lost, Trophies of War and Empire will be of interest to all those studying the contemporary rebuilding of cultural and intellectual institutions in Eastern Europe, historians of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, and specialists on the retrieval of assets lost to the Nazis or Communist regimes. Ukrainian.

"Patricia Grimsted’s Trophies of War and Empire is a tour-de-force of scholarship…Her narrative is full of revelations about the unsolved mysteries of wartime looting and her exhaustive documentation, footnotes, and bibliography are an essential resource for all those with an interest in provenance research and restitution." — Lynn H. Nicholas, author of The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War.

Institute Patricia Kennedy Grimsted is a Senior Research Associate at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University and coordinator of ArcheoBiblioBase, an archival directory database in Ukraine and Russia. Charles Kecskemйti is Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Council on Archives. 2001. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies. 6 x 9 inches, 798 pages. Paper edition: $19.95 / Ј 13.50 ISBN 0-916458-76-8.

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