Lunch for the Mind looks at art looting 

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By Eileen Longhi

Perhaps you read the book or saw the movie with George Clooney. The Monuments Men told the story of what has been called the greatest treasure hunt in history. Barbara King, a teacher at Manchester Community College, adds to this interesting subject during her lecture on Art Looting during World War II. Join the Granby Civic Engagement Education Team for this Lunch for the Mind program at the Granby Senior Center on Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m.

King will focus on the policies of Nazi Germany and Japan that systematically looted occupied territories. Particularly in Nazi Germany, the policy of art confiscation was as important as military strategy. Near the end of the war, the Soviet Union began looting as it reclaimed and occupied territories. Even today there are headlines about World War II lost items appearing in the international art market. This brings ongoing investigations, legal battles and questions of ownership that have to be researched and answered. King has a M.A. in History and taught history and psychology at both the high school and college level. Please register by calling 860-844-5352. Cost is $5. Bring your own lunch, beverage and dessert provided.