Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hitler's Lost Art

Czech author Jiri Kuchar has tracked down 16 paintings from Hitler's art collection to a convent in Doksany, Czech Republic. One of the rediscovered collection is Franz Eichhorst's Reminiscence on Stalingrad (1943), which seems a rather strange work of art for a convent. Hitler bought these paintings in 1942 and 1943 at the Great German art exhibitions held annually in Munich from 1937 to 1944. He moved them to Czechoslovakia after it was invaded by the Nazis to prevent them from being damaged by Allied bombing raids. Click the title link for a Telegraph slide show.


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