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Erwin Hahs (1887-1970).

Das großes Requiem, 1944/45. (front)

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Das großes Requiem, 1944/45. (back)

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“AN OFFICER PAYING COURT TO A YOUNG WOMAN”

by Gabriël Metsu (1629-1667).

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Next Thursday, a 356-year-old painting that once hung in the Munich residence of Adolf Hitler will be auctioned.

Formerly in the famed Rothschild Collection, this extraordinary picture was targeted and looted by the Nazis during World War II and recovered by the Monuments Men.

The Monuments Men returned art to countries, not individuals, which sometimes put the heirs of Holocaust victims at odds with their home governments.

HITLER, MY NEIGHBOR

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It was 1929. The child peered out of his window in Munich and watched the future chancellor of Germany step out of a black automobile. Hitler glanced up and made eye contact with the boy. That was when the boy’s nanny, Rosie, slammed the window shut and made him go to bed.

More about the book HERE.

MUSEUMS DURING THE WWII

The Hermitage Museum.

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The Louvre Museum

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The Liverpool Museum.

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The National Gallery.

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