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Eduard Plietzsch

German art historian, art dealer, co-director Galerie Van Diemen, member Dientstelle Muehlmann in Holland (1886 - 1961)

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9 July 1886Gregorian
6 December 1961
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2 January 2018
Berlin art historian of Dutch Baroque painting. Plietzsch was trained by Wilhelm von Bode (q.v.), director general for all Prussian museums. During the Second World War, Plietzsch assisted the art history-turned-Nazi-art-dealer Kajetan Mühlmann (q.v.) in expertising works of looted art to be sent to the Fuhrermuseum and the art collection of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (1893-1946) . (English)
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Galerie Van Diemen, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, New YorkDr. Eduard Plietzsch (1886–1961) and Kurt Benedikt, were co-directors of the Berlin gallery, establishing a branch in the Hague in about 1920 and Amsterdam and New York about 10 years later. The Berlin gallery was liquidated through two sales held by Graupe on Jan. 25 and April 26, 1935. (English)
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director and co-owner of Galerie van Diemen & Co, Berlin (English)
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Den Haag 1910 assistent of Cornelis Hoofstede de GrootBerlijn 1911 - 1940until 1918 assistant of Wilhelm von Bode, Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, then employed in the art tradeDen Haag 1940 - 1945 working for the Dienststelle MühlmannBerlijn 1945 (English)
Plietzsch, Dr Eduard. Berlin, Meineckestrasse 9. Art historian and specialist in Dutch painting. Author of a book on Vermeer. With Kieslinger, most important professional member of the Dientstelle Muehlmann in Holland. Consultant for Dutch and Flemish painting to the Goering Collection, and reported involved in the confiscation of the Mannheimer Collection and (English)
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1919-35 Galerie van Diemen&Co, Berlin, zuerst angestellt, seit den zwanziger Jahren bis 1935 Leiter der fusionierten Galerie van Diemen &Co.und Dr. Benedict Co., 1935 Gesamtleitung bei der Auflösung des Berliner Kunsthandelskonzerns Margraf & Co, 1940-45 Sachverständiger und Informant der Dienststelle Mühlmann, Den Haag, Berater für niederländische und flämische Gemälde der Sammlung Hermann Göring, involviert in Beschlagnahme der Sammlung Mannheimer und Verkauf der Sammlung Mendelssohn, Einkäufer und Berater von Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892–1946), September 1945 in der Britischen Besatzungszone inhaftiert (German)
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most important professional member of the Dientstelle Muehlmann in Holland. Consultant for Dutch and Flemish painting to the Goering Collection, and reported involved in the confiscation of the Mannheimer Collection and the sale of the Mendelssohn Collection. Buyer and adviser to Seyss-Inquart. In custody in British Zone, September 1945. Believed interrogated extensively by the Dutch services. (English)
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Plietzsch, Dr Eduard. Berlin, Meineckestrasse 9. Art historian and specialist in Dutch painting. Author of a book on Vermeer. With Kieslinger, most important professional member of the Dientstelle Muehlmann in Holland. Consultant for Dutch and Flemish painting to the Goering Collection, and reported involved in the confiscation of the Mannheimer Collection and the sale of the Mendelssohn Collection. Buyer and adviser to Seyss-Inquart. In custody in British Zone, September 1945. Believed interrogated extensively by the Dutch services. (English)

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