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Art Theft

We now know from sources in the United States intell community that Chancellor Merkel was in the Stasi, but was she in on this art plunder as well or just the closure of the archives?

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A pilot project to assess the scale of art looting from private citizens in East Germany has found that a “surprisingly large number of objects with dubious provenances” linger in eastern German museums.

The study, initiated by the German Lost Art Foundation in 2017, examined acquisitions between 1945 and 1989 by four museums in the state of Brandenburg: the Viadrina Museum in Frankfurt (Oder), and local museums in the towns of Strausberg, Eberswalde and Neuruppin.

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