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Old 11-04-2013, 20:10   #1
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Famous artworks looted by Nazis found in Munich

A collection of 1,500 famous paintings looted by the Nazis in the '30s and '40s and worth $1.35 billion were found in an apartment in Munich. The man keeping the works of art in his home would sell one whenever he needed money. He was only caught with the stolen paintings after he was audited by the German tax authorities.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24794970

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Old 11-04-2013, 21:10   #2
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:30   #3
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Holy Crap!!!!

So there you are, bills are due and you have no money. What to do? What to do? I know sell a Van Gogh!
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:48   #4
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FWIW - the "Monuments Men" is a good read on the art looting issue of WW2 and there will be a film on it being released in the next couple of months.

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:03   #5
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FWIW - the "Monuments Men" is a good read on the art looting issue of WW2 and there will be a film on it being released in the next couple of months.

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Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History - Robert M. Edsel (2009)

I concur. Bookshelf'd.

You might also be interested in:

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures - Robert K. Wittman (2010)
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:11   #6
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They are currently trying to figure out which paintings were actually stolen by the Nazis. The other ones will be returned to the guy. He should stll be filthy rich after this is over....
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:22   #7
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Here's some info as to what has already been identified.


http://www.lostart.de/Webs/EN/Datenb...dMuenchen.html
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