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Art Theft

Nazi's plundered Uffizi Museum.

Decades later German collector still clutch the work as Merkel shields Nazi plunder.

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AFD8564C 0CEE 4755 8914 3B09403ED94BAngela Merkel Shields Nazi Plunder

Vase of Flowers is an 18th Century oil painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum, stolen by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War and thought to be still held by a Germany family.

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has replaced the stolen painting with a copy, and the exact whereabouts of the original remains a mystery.

To read more on the BBC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-47673326/might-this-nazi-stolen-painting-be-returned

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