Edgar Degas’ painting for the Place de la Concorde, State Hermitage Museum
This lesson explores the art and cultural objects taken from Germany by the Soviet Army at the end of World War II. Since then, a debate over ownership has engaged both nations. Students will discover details, review key issues, and appraise the claims for possession.
This lesson plan is available as part of The Greatest Theft in History Educational Program. We’ll regularly be adding more teaching aids, interviews, photos, archival footage and other valuable information.