“Degenerate” art believed to be destroyed by Nazis found in Berlin


Berlin siteSculptures labeled ‘degenerate” by the National Socialists and presumed destroyed or lost after World War II have been found in Berlin. The sculptures were unearthed during construction near Berlin’s town hall at a site that had been burned to the ground during Allied bombing in 1944.  Hermann Parzinger from the Prussian Cultural HerMewesitage Foundation said of the find: “You think you’re excavating a town hall from the 13th century, which is already significant enough in itself … and then you find ‘degenerate’ art.” Ten of the eleven sculptures are now on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin. Read more about this lucky find in Deutsche Welle and Yahoo! News


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