web analytics
January 28, 2015 / 8 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Cache of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

By: JTA

In a sensation for the art world, authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in Munich.

The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover every day expenses.

Included in the cache of 1,500 works – which reportedly are worth billions – are prints, etchings, engravings and paintings by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Paul Klee and Henri Matisse.

The works probably were confiscated by the Nazis as “degenerate” or stolen from Jewish owners, according to the Munich-based Focus magazine, which broke the story of the art cache, which also reported that official searches had been underway for at least 200 of the works. An art historian is now tracing provenance and estimating values.

Reportedly, an art dealer identified as “Hildebrand G.” snapped up the works in the 1930s and 1940s. For 50 years, his son, whose identity has been publicized as Cornelius Gurlitt, apparently hoarded the works in a dark storeroom in his home in Munich, on homemade shelves. They were found by customs officials alongside rotting food and trash.

“Now we need to quickly find out whether there are legitimate owners or heirs. Belated justice is better than none,” said Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told the Bild Zeitung newspaper.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “Cache of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich”

  1. Guy Peters says:

    Even now ,the stolen Jewish properties continues to be revealed !

  2. Bernhard Rosenberg

    Subject: Fwd: WATCH – HOLOCAUST SPEECH – RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RYp9HZqtodQ
    Reply · Like· Follow Post · about an hour ago

  3. Wayne Senftner says:

    How seriously does Germany take warrants for stolen art?
    According to Focus, 200 of the works found in the younger Gurlitt’s apartment are the subject of international warrants.

    Read more: Germany: 6 Questions on Nazi-Looted Artworks Found in Munich Apartment | TIME.com http://world.time.com/2013/11/04/nazi-art-bust-6-unanswered-questions/#ixzz2jmvWc7vj

  4. Wayne Senftner says:

    The 80-year-old recluse reportedly made his living by selling the paintings at auction from time to time. Even after the 2011 raid on his apartment, he managed to sell off another one of his paintings — a work by German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann — for roughly a million dollars at the Lempertz auction house in Cologne, according to the Focus report.

    Read more: Germany: 6 Questions on Nazi-Looted Artworks Found in Munich Apartment | TIME.com http://world.time.com/2013/11/04/nazi-art-bust-6-unanswered-questions/#ixzz2jmvqQz5I

  5. Wayne Senftner says:

    Why are we only learning about this now?
    According to Focus, the roughly 1,500 paintings in Gurlitt’s collection were found in the spring of 2011, when authorities searched his home in relation to charges of tax evasion. Tax officials and police thus seem to have known about the artworks for nearly three years, but they failed to make their discovery public. This has already raised concerns about a possible cover-up, with Focus alleging that the authorities “kept the secret” for years.

    Read more: Germany: 6 Questions on Nazi-Looted Artworks Found in Munich Apartment | TIME.com http://world.time.com/2013/11/04/nazi-art-bust-6-unanswered-questions/#ixzz2jmvzmiKn

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The IAF reportedly hit a Syrian military target in Damascus around midnight.
IDF Retaliates Against Syrian Military Targets, Sets Off Rocket Alarms on the Golan
Latest News Stories
The IAF reportedly hit a Syrian military target in Damascus around midnight.

1:05 AM Syrian Media reports sites Israeli forces targeted belonged to Assad regime forces, including “Brigade 90.” Multiple sites targeted, including base near Khan Arnabah, and west Damascus. 12:54 AM No rockets were found on the Golan. It is believed that the rocket siren went off on the Golan in response to the IAF attack […]

Israel Police deployed inside arrival hall of Ben Gurion International Airport. (archive)

PM Netanyahu says it “could be the right thing to do,” to appoint a female chief of police in Israel. Maybe “it’s time.”

israel polls

Eli Yishai’s Yachad passing the electoral threshold is enough to change the game back.

ISIS executioner flanked by Kenji Goto and recently-beheaded terror victim Haruna Yukawa prior to his demise.

Two hostages, one each from Japan and Jordan, may die in the next 24 hours, ISIS warns.

The united Arab list is enough to shift the balance of power.

It was supposed to be the “historic snowstorm of the past half-century.” But in NYC it just didn’t happen that way.

UPDATE: No press conference was held, but the Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, sent out a message on social media that “no decision” has yet been “made by Army leadership with respect to Sgt. Bergdahl’s case. The process will be respected.” In other words, they have not yet released their conclusion for public consumption. […]

The former editor-in-chief of Haaretz passed away at age 67 in Jerusalem.

The two rockets fired from Syria that exploded in Israel’s Golan Heights at 1 PM today signifies a new peak in tensions being felt in Israel’s northern borders.

BBC: “Our one big question this morning: Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?”

Visitors are invited to return to Mount Hermon Ski Resort after a double rocket attack sent officials to evacuate hundreds of people earlier in the day.

As usual, there is a big gap between what Arab countries promise and what they deliver.

An IDF soldier at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem. Tuesday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On January 27, 1945 the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces.

The “Ugly Israeli” has taken its form in six idiot thugs who beat a Druze student, who served in the IDF, because he was speaking Arabic. A Jerusalem court was told the gang of Jews attacked the music student at the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. The victim, identified as Tommy Hasson, served in the […]

President Obama is sending Jack Lew, the first Orthodox Jewish Treasury Secretary to the commemoration. Secretary Lew will be leading a delegation of State Department officials and Auschwitz survivors.

Two missiles exploded in the northern Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon, and the IDF has returned artillery fire into Syrian territory. The army is trying to determine where the missiles landed. It is not known if the missiles were misfired or were aimed at Israel. Unconfirmed reports said four rockets were launched at Israel. Sirens sounded […]

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/cache-of-nazi-looted-art-found-in-munich/2013/11/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: