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Nazi Art Trove Discovered in Munich Apartment

Nazi Art Trove Discovered in Munich Apartment
Posted November 5th, 2013 @ 6:45pm

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More than 1,000 paintings were discovered in an apartment in Munich, Germany, NPR reported Monday, with undiscovered works by Pablo PicassoHenri Matisse, and Marc Chagall, among other artists.

German tax officials made the discovery of the trove of precious artworks when they visited the cluttered Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, a descendant of an official from World War II Germany. The paintings were confiscated by Nazi soldiers for not conforming to the Nazi ideology.

Read more on the story from NPR:

Nazi Art Trove Includes Previously Unknown Matisse, Chagall Works 

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