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Record of Largest Nazi Art Hoard Publicized for First Time by German Auction House

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Nazis posing with art in Venice, Italy. Photo: Wikipedia.

Telegraph – A German auction house has made its records from the Nazi era public for the first time, in what could be a major breakthrough in the quest to recover art works looted during the Second World War.

The auction house’s then-owner Adolf Weinmüller is not a household name. But when the “Monuments Men” – the Allied officers in charge of saving looted art – seized a hoard of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and candlesticks from him at the end of the war for investigation, the list of items ran to 13 pages.

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