In an article on Cornelius Gurlitt, the 80 year old German who possesses what the media has labeled ‘Nazi-looted art’, is this paragraph:
Germany has come under international pressure, including from Stuart Eizenstat, Secretary of State John Kerry’s special adviser on Holocaust Issues who helped draft the international norms for wartime art restitution, to lift the statute of limitations in such cases. Germany has signed non-binding international agreements governing the return of artwork stolen by the Nazis. While German government officials argue the guidelines apply only to museums, and not individuals who own works once looted by the Nazis, Mr. Eizenstat disagrees.
John Kerry has a ‘special adviser on Holocaust Issues’?
‘So, who is Stuart Eizenstat?’, I wondered.
From my lazy Wikipedia-centric research, we learn that, in college Eizenstat was a member of Zeta Beta Tau, the Jewish fraternity founded by Columbia University professor (and Zionist) Richard Gottheil. After Harvard Law School, Eizenstat became a law clerk for Newell, before moving on to work for both the Carter and Clinton administrations.
There’s this beautiful symbiosis:
He has served as the United States Ambassador to the European Union from 1993 to 1996 and as co-chairman of the European-American Business Council (EABC). Eizenstat is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Panel Foundation.
In 2008, the Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat Distinguished Professorship in Jewish history and culture was endowed in Eizenstat’s honor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
So, he champions the EU dream of post-nationalist idealism, a system designed to dissipate Western European nationalist identities (aka ‘white’ nationalism and ‘white’ identity)… while at the same time has an endowment in his name affiliated with Jewish history (aka Jewish identity.)
In a near caricature of the leftie jewish pantheon:
For his work he has received the Courage and Conscience Award from the Government of Israel, the Knight Commander’s Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Legion of Honor from the Government of France, and the International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Oh, and Eizenstat has two publications:
- Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II, Public Affairs. 5 August 2009.
- The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States (2012). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.