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Cornelius Gurlitt

German art collector who was discovered to possess 1,500 artworks believed to have been stolen by the Nazis from their rightful Jewish owners during the Second World War.

German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt died in Munich on May 6th, 2014, at the age of 81. In 2012 he was found to have hoarded in his appartment over 1,500 works of art including paintings by Henri Matisse, Emil Nolde, Max Liebermann and Claude Monet. His art collections are currently in administrative trust as they are thought to be Nazi-looted. Recent DW content on the collector and his trove is collated on this page.

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