Time & Location
Jan 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
About the Event
The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA invites you to meet bestselling author Bryn Turnbull.
During World War II, German forces plundered hundreds of thousands of works of art – an estimated 20 percent of all artworks in Europe – from people opposed to Nazi ideology, including Communists, Freemasons and, most prominently, Jewish families. In Paris, most of this artwork ended up in the Musée Jeu de Paume – a small museum located within the Jardin des Tuileries. During its four-year tenure as an unwilling repository for the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), an estimated 22,000 stolen works of art passed through the museum, where they were either transferred into the Reich, exchanged with other dealers or destroyed.
In this talk, bestselling author Bryn Turnbull will introduce you to the Musée Jeu de Paume and the astounding impact of the war on France’s art collectors and connoisseurs, as brought to life in her most recent novel, The Paris Deception.
Bryn Turnbull is the internationally bestselling author of The Woman Before Wallis. Equipped with a master of letters in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, a master of professional communication from Ryerson University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from McGill University, Bryn focuses on finding stories of women lost within the cracks of the historical record. She lives in Toronto.
Follow Ms. Turnbull on:
- Twitter: @BrynTurnbull
- Facebook: @BrynTurnbullWrites
- Instagram: @BrynTurnbullWrites
To purchase The Paris Deception, visit Bookshops.org.
This event will be in English on Zoom
Members : Free
Non members can purchase tickets ($10)
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