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Germany reveals more details of Nazi art trove

Nov. 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM   |   Comments

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BERLIN, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The German government posted on its website details of more than 100 more art works discovered in a trove of suspected Nazi loot in Munich.

The latest disclosure of art found in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, 80, the son of a prominent art collector for the Nazis during World War II, includes works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and Paul Cezanne, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Journal said Thursday's website posting brings the total number of art works made public to 219, adding the government task force attempting to rectify claims estimates 590 works may have been stolen from their original owners by the Third Reich.

The information comes a day after Germany's largest political parties pledged more funding in the next legislature to study the provenance of the art works.

A statement said, in part, "In order to rectify claims over the restitution of National Socialist-plundered cultural assets, particularly those from Jewish ownership, the coalition wants to boost the means for provenance research."

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