11 Artworks Believed To Have Been Lost or Destroyed By Nazis Found in Berlin

By on Nov 9, 2010 in Europe, World Comments
Edwin Scharff
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BERLIN, GERMANY – Almost a dozen artworks deemed by the Nazis to be “degenerate” that was thought to have been lost or destroyed after the war were found. Reports said that the sculptures have been dug up during construction four weeks ago near Berlin‘s city hall.

Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said, the artworks include 11 primary bronze statues by artists Otto Baum, Edwin Scharff and Otto Freundlich. However, three of which have not yet been identified.

Ten of the artworks will go on display, while the other one is too fragile for display. The artworks display will be opened to the public starting Tuesday in Berlin’s Neues Museum.

According to Berlin’s Mayor Klaus Wowereit, finding of the sculptures is a “small miracle” for the German capital that “shows a lot about the dark times of the city.”

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