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November 12, 2013 | By David Ng
Responding to international pressure, officials in Germany have released a preliminary list of the more than 1,400 works of art discovered in a Munich apartment that are believed to have been improperly acquired by the Nazis. On Tuesday, authorities began publishing an online roster of the works found in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, an art dealer who is the son of the Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt. The partial list of just 25 works was published on the site Lost Art Database on Tuesday, but the site has been experiencing technical difficulties, presumably because of high traffic.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By David Ng
Authorities in Germany have seized more art that is possibly connected to the unprecedented discovery of more than 1,400 works revealed last week. The German newspaper Bild reported over the weekend that 22 pieces of art were recovered from an apartment in Stuttgart that is the residence of a man who is believed to be related to Cornelius Gurlitt, the art dealer who was keeping hundreds of valuable works in his Munich apartment. Gurlitt is the son of the late Hildebrand Gurlitt, a Nazi-era art dealer who was known to sell looted art. The Stuttgart apartment is reported to be the residence of Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them - his parents included - in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of Tarnow and into the first of several Nazi labor camps in Eastern Europe. "I thought often [about] how I'm going to die," he recalled in a 1999 CNN interview, "whether it's going to be a bullet, would it hurt. I really did not know. " Instead, he was among the survivors.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The Berlin Film Festival announced Friday that “The Monuments Men,” George Clooney's upcoming World War II movie about the search for and recovery of Nazi-looted art, has been added to its lineup. The announcement comes shortly after the revelation that more than 1,400 artworks - by Picasso, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and others -- were found in a Munich, Germany, apartment and are believed to include looted items as well as art the Nazis called "degenerate" that was removed from German museums.  “The Monuments Men” - which Clooney co-wrote, stars in and shot in Germany -- has been getting added attention over the last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2013 | By David Ng
As details emerged this week about a discovered cache of art that is believed to have been looted by the Nazis during World War II, officials in Germany have revealed that the trove includes works by Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Chagall. The cache also includes rarely seen 16th century pieces by German artist Albrecht Dürer and the 18th century Italian painter Canaletto. The Times reported Tuesday that the trove contains 1,406 pieces as revealed by German officials at a news conference in the city of Augsburg.  Early last year German authorities seized 121 framed and 1,285 unframed works from the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of the well-known Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt.
WORLD
November 5, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- A massive cache of art discovered in the Munich apartment of an elderly recluse contains hitherto-unknown works by famous artists as well as pieces believed confiscated by the Nazis in their persecution of Jews or their campaign against “degenerate art,” German prosecutors said Tuesday. Some of the 1,400 items are known masterpieces believed destroyed during World War II; others are new to art historians, such as a self-portrait by painter Otto Dix. The hoard boasts works by giants of the 20th century -- Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann -- but also some older pieces, including a painting from the 16th century.
WORLD
November 5, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Unknown masterpieces by artists such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, works thought lost to the ravages of war and others deemed "degenerate" or looted by the Nazis form part of the spectacular trove of art discovered by German authorities in the apartment of an elderly recluse in Munich. Two days after news of the find broke, officials in southern Germany revealed Tuesday that the hoard contains 1,406 pieces by masters whose names read like a who's who of Western art of the last 150 years: Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustave Courbet, Oskar Kokoschka, Emil Nolde.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A public safety officer at two Orange County campuses lost one of his jobs and is being investigated after he was accused of posting pro-Nazi and racist photos on Instagram. Carlos Vazquez, 31, was terminated from his job as a public safety officer at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and put on administrative leave from his post as a parking officer at UC Irvine, after a report from CBS2 . The photos under his Instagram handle “clos_vaz” included a photo of Adolf Hitler with children and a caption that read, “I love how attentive my kids are when it comes to real WW2 history,” the station reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The saga of 1,500 art works recovered in Munich, with an estimated value of more than $1 billion and possibly stolen by Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s, made big headlines over the weekend. The German publication Focus reported that the 2011 discovey - which included masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Klee and Chagal - in the cluttered home of Cornelius Gurlitt, could be the largest stash of Nazi-looted art uncovered since World War II. But the recovered trove is likely just a drop in the bucket of what some call the greatest theft in history.  CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat “I've been saying for 10 years this is the tip of the iceberg.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By David Ng
A trove of artwork that some believe was looted by Nazi forces has been found in an apartment in Munich. The German magazine Focus has reported that the stash of art contains pieces by Matisse and Picasso and could be the largest collection of Nazi-looted art discovered since World War II. The article , which appeared on Sunday, stated that the apartment contained 1,500 individual pieces of art crammed together. Focus reported that the trove's estimated value is $1.3 billion.
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