Rescued Pre-WWII ‘Degenerate Art’ on Display in the Neues Museum in Berlin

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2010

Ten sculptures that were thought to have been destroyed or lost in Germany after World War II have been found in Berlin and will soon be displayed in a museum there. The sculptures were discovered by workers constructing a new subway line on the site of an office building that burned down in 1944, Neues Museum director Matthias Wemhoff told the Associated Press.

The Neues Museum will display the long-lost art works, which were part of a collection of some 15,000 works of art that Hitler’s regime had condemned. The works were criticized by the Nazis for their “deviant” sexual elements as well as their anti- nationalistic themes.

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