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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

German archaeologists recover Nazi-era ‘degenerate art’

Subway workers and archaeologists in Berlin have discovered a trove of early 20th-century art that was thought to be destroyed by the Nazi regime.

Workers building a new subway line in the German capital stumbled onto the remains of sculptures that were part of a list of ‘degenerate art’ the Nazi regime deemed too Jewish or un-German.

No one is entirely sure how the sculptures survived Nazi propagandists and the Second World War, although there is speculation that an anti-Nazi Berliner saved the works  from destruction. Der Spiegel also has a photo gallery of the works which are now housed in Berlin’s Neues Museum.

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