The Man who Saved the Louvre tells the story of a few good men and women
who under the leadership of Jacques Jaujard resisted against the Third Reich’s systematic campaign to plunder Europe’s treasures through theft, confiscation, and forced sales. Between 1939 and 1945, Jaujard stood up to
Hermann Goering’s looting task force and its Vichy Regime accomplice to save state-owned and private artworks. Shifting his mental gear to an underground Resistance mode, he turned his inside knowledge of the administrative machinery into a fearsome strategy, using all to tricks in the book to stall, trespass and disregard orders without getting caught.
Illustre et Inconnu: Comment Jacques Jaujaurd a sauvé le Louvre