Allison Amend


Stunning Nazi-Looted Art Find Reignites Question of German Restitution

By Allison Amend

Stunning Nazi-Looted Art Find Reignites Question of German Restitution
The stunning trove of paintings found in the apartment of a Nazi official’s son is not just an art world mystery. It reignites the explosive issue of Holocaust restitution.Read More


Author Blog: Almost Jewish

By Allison Amend

Earlier this week, Allison Amend wrote about the Jewish connection to art. Her blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More


The Jewish Connection to Art

By Allison Amend

Allison Amend’s most recent novel, “A Nearly Perfect Copy,” is now available. Allison was a finalist for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her novel “Stations West.” Her blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More






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