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9 Expressionist Works Stolen From Museum

April 21, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Thieves stole nine Expressionist paintings worth several million dollars from a Berlin museum, police said.

The thieves broke into the Bruecke-Museum after disconnecting the alarm and smashing a rear window, police said. Six of the paintings were by Erich Heckel and the rest by Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Pechstein.

The museum houses one of the most important collections of Expressionist art, a style that emerged largely in Germany in the early 20th century.

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