Tag Archives: Nazi

Nazi art trove goes on display at Swiss museum, heir to Gurlitt collection

BERN (Reuters) – Some 150 art works from a massive trove amassed by a German collector during the Nazi era went on public display for the first time on Wednesday in the Swiss capital, amid lingering questions about the origins of the collection. A man takes a picture of the lithograph “Fischerkinder” from 1926 by late German artist Emil Nolde during a media preview of the exhibition “Dossier Gurlitt: Degenerated Art confiscated and sold” at the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann German art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt ...

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Madrid museum must face heirs' claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $ 360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren may sue the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum for the return of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 depiction of a Paris street scene, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie.” Monday’s decision ...

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U.S. court approves lawsuit against Germany over claims of Nazi art theft

By Joel Schectman| WASHINGTON A U.S. federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against Germany over claims of the Nazi-era theft from Jewish dealers of a celebrated collection of gilded medieval art treasures. It was the first time a U.S. court had agreed to hear Nazi art theft claims against Germany, said Nicholas O’Donnell, an attorney for the heirs of three Jewish art dealers who say the Nazis terrorized their families in 1935 into selling the collection at far below market price. The claim against Germany seeks the return ...

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Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch as “Nazi remnants and fascists”, as a diplomatic row grows over a cancelled rally. Turkey’s family minister was blocked from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam as the spat between the two nations worsened on Saturday. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Mr Erdogan’s remark was “way out of line”. Earlier, a rally in the city due to be hosted by the Turkish foreign minister was banned for security reasons. Turkey has summoned the Dutch charge d’affaires to the foreign ministry ...

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Incredibly detailed VR model of Auschwitz helped convict Nazi war criminal

Virtual reality is an amazing technology. While we don’t claim to know if it’ll succeed in the gaming world outside of a narrow niche, the demos and games we’ve seen have been impressive, particularly when it comes to creating a sense of “being there.” Now, German prosecutors have created an advanced VR simulation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz, in an effort to model exactly where specific Nazi war criminals were and what they saw. To understand why the prosecutors built this model, it helps to understand how Germany chose ...

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New York's Met is sued over Picasso sold in Nazi, Fascist era

By Jonathan Stempel | NEW YORK The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan was sued on Friday for the return of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece allegedly sold under duress in 1938 because of Nazi and Fascist persecution in Europe. A complaint was filed in Manhattan federal court by the great-grandniece of Paul Leffmann, a Jewish industrialist from Germany who once owned “The Actor,” a rare work from Picasso’s Rose Period in 1904 and 1905. Laurel Zuckerman, who handles estate matters for Leffmann’s widow Alice, is alternatively seeking more than $ ...

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Labour suspends donor for 'Corbyn team Nazi comparison'

Labour has suspended a prominent donor over an article he wrote in which Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid team were likened to Nazi stormtroopers. Michael Foster wrote that Mr Corbyn and his team had “no respect for others and worse, no respect for the rule of law”. Labour said the suspension was for allegedly breaching election rules which ban “abuse of any kind”. Mr Foster said he had been highlighting Mr Corbyn’s “leadership cadre” and did not use the word Nazi himself. The article for the Mail on Sunday was headlined: ...

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Golden gun once owned by Nazi leader Göring is up for auction

History of the modern assault-style rifle The golden gun of notorious Nazi Hermann Göring is up for auction. Rock Island Auction Company in Illinois is putting the gold-plated semiautomatic pistol of Göring up for bid in September. The gun, a Walther PPK, has an estimated price of $ 250,000 to $ 400,000. Rock Island Auction said the gun once owned by Hitler’s right hand man, whose name is sometimes Anglicized as Goering, is “possibly the most historic Walther factory engraved pistol that we ever offered for sale.” It’s one of ...

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Microsoft yanks new AI Twitter bot after it begins spreading Nazi propaganda

Yesterday, Microsoft debuted Tay, a new AI twitter bot meant to “conduct research on conversational understanding.” The bot targeted the 18-24 age range and was built using “relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians. Public data that’s been anonymized is Tay’s primary data source. That data has been modeled, cleaned and filtered by the team developing Tay.” A parent’s proudest moment. Who the heck thought giving her a parrot function was a good idea? Less than 24 hours later, Microsoft taken ...

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Mass killer Breivik makes Nazi salute as he sues Norway for 'inhuman treatment'

Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute at the start of a court case on Tuesday in which he is accusing the Norwegian state of inhuman treatment by keeping him in isolation after he massacred 77 people in 2011. The far right militant appeared in public for the first time since his 2012 trial. In that time, he has had just one visitor, his mother, who was allowed into prison and gave him a hug shortly before she died of cancer in 2013. Wearing a black suit, white ...

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