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6 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

pouvait préparer le futur choix

Context:


Les chefs-d’œuvre reproduits dans ces albums avaient tous été confisqués en France dans les grandes collections israélites et photo- graphiés pour la plupart au musée du Jeu de Paume. Cet envoi pouvait préparer le futur choix du Führer en faveur du musée de Linz. Il se présentait donc comme une contribution à son œuvre de prédilection.

The "envoi", the albums, were a gift given to Hitler to convince him to do what the head of the ERR wanted.

 

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6 months ago

Ffion Marianne Moyle  See profile wrote:

This donation helped the Fuhrer decide on its future choice of the Linz as the museum where to display same works or masterpieces

6 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

Sending Hitler the albums was intended to sway him in favour of choosing the Linz Museum.

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6 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

OR "Gifting the albums to Hitler was intended to sway him..."

6 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

No, my first suggestion is incorrect. It's more like: "Gifting the albums to Hitler was intended to sway him in favour of choosing *these pieces* for the Linz Museum."

6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

was intended to serve as (a) basis for the future collection of the Linz Museum

My comment:

OR ... was (meant) to be the starting point for Hitler's future collection
ad "choix" -> syn. fr. "collection, assortiment"
[cf https://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/raubkunst-fotostrecke-108673.html]

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6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

OR ... could be a basis for the stock list of his future museum

6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

[NB: The albums, known as the Führeralben, documented the planned inventory of the gallery and are considered the most important historical and visual sources and evidence for the gallery of the never-built Führermuseum!]

6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

Important PS: cf https://www.kunstdatenbank.at/the-fuehrers-prerogative-and-the-planned-fuehrer-museum-in-linz << ... A. Hitler placed all artwork seized in Austria under the Führer’s prerogative. ... The Führer plans to personally decide on the use of the property after its seizure. He is considering putting artwork first and foremost at the disposal of small Austrian towns for their collections. Decree issued by Reich Minister and Head of the Chancellery of the Reich, June 18, 1938. ... The Führer’s prerogative was initially only applied in Austria and was only later extended to the Old Reich and the occupied territories ...>. --- Hitler was obsessed with the idea to make Linz/Danube (as his hometown in Austria, near Bernau = his birthplace) the center of art, industry and trade and to outdo Vienna! By the way, he had unsuccessfully applied to the art academy in Vienna, to try it thereupon in Munich! He was always convinced to be a misjudged art painter and art connoisseur! ERGO ad Führermuseum: HE alone decided and HIS prerogative!

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6 months ago

elvis  See profile wrote:

Could prepare for futur arrangment

6 months ago

Peter Field  See profile wrote:

(...) could pave the way [for the Führer] to decide in favour of [the Linz Museum] in the future.