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German taskforce finds only five of 1,500 artworks were looted by Nazis

The Guardian | Reuters:

A taskforce set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 artworks discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups. German tax inspectors discovered the art collection, which included works by Matisse and Picasso, during a raid on the Munich home of Cornelius Gurlitt. His father, an art dealer, had sold what Hitler dismissed as “degenerate” art… Read more 

Image:  Ingeborg Berggreen-Merkel delivers the task force’s report in Berlin. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

2018-10-23T17:54:55+00:00