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Art Stolen by the Nazis Discovered in Munich

Thursday, November 07, 2013

More than one thousand works of art stolen by the Nazi’s were discovered in a Munich apartment this week. Valued at nearly $1.35 billion, the trove includes works by Matisse, Picasso, Dix and Chagall believed to have been seized from museums and Jewish collectors. It has also been revealed that the US military may have inspected part of collection after World War II and then returned it to Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt. Dr. Christoph Zuschlag, a professor of art history at the University of Koblenz in Landau, Germany, and David Lewis, co-chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, talk about the discovery.

Guests:

David Lewis and Christoph Zuschlag

Comments [3]

Thomas

Hello Leonard, You talked to today about the large collection of art discovered in Germany....Take a look at the movie The Train 1965!!! Based on a true story of art being stolen from Paris!!!

Nov. 07 2013 02:06 PM
henry from md

The properties looted by the Nazis in one way or another (looted, "aryanized" etc) goes into astronomical figures. Those Jews (and others in some cases) that had owned paintings, buildings etc were sometimes able to recover them. Others, like my family which built up an important business in Vienna, recovered nothing or were fobbed off with paltry compensation.

Nov. 07 2013 02:03 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Many BAPTIZED Germans became "non-Aryans" under the Nuremberg Racial Laws because they had one Jewish grandparent. Most never thought of themselves as Jews in any way, and certainly were not Jews under Jewish law. Only under Nazi racial laws. About 150,000 such "Jews" were drafted into the German war machine, because the alternative was concentration camps. But Hitler intended to get rid of them after the war, but many were from German families and so even Hitler had to be careful when dealing with some prominent German families who had had Jew mixed into them somehow.

As for "degenerate art" was any art tainted by Jews or Jewish thoughts or ideas or socialism, or just not heroic or realistic presentations.

Nov. 07 2013 01:51 PM

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