Sculptures dubbed ‘degenerate art’ by Hitler’s regime to go on display

November 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 10 (ANI): A collection of sculptures that was captured by Hitler’s Nazis and declared ‘degenerate art’ is set to go on display.

The 11 pieces of art, which date back from the early 20th Century, were discovered on a building site in the city centre last year.

Now, they are to be exhibited at Berlin’s Neues Museum, reports the BBC.

They belonged to a collection of 15,000 works, which Hitler’s regime criticised for containing “deviant” sexual elements and anti-nationalistic themes.

The statues were found during a dig to lay down a new underground train line.

Berlin’s Mayor Klaus Wowereit said that finding the sculptures is a “small miracle” that “shows a lot about the dark times of the city”. (ANI)

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