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Germany opens new museum for banned art

Discover the works shown in a new museum paying tribute to artists who were considered "degenerate" by the Nazis or put on the Communist regime's black list. It opens on December 8 in Solingen.

Countless painters, sculptors, writers, and musicians were considered "degenerate artists" by the Nazis. Under the communist regime in former East Germany, many artists and intellectuals were persecuted by the government as well.

Now a new museum, initiated by journalist Hajo Jahn with the Else-Lasker-Schüler-Gesellschaft 25 years ago, will show their forbidden works and provide more background information on the fate of these artists.

The

Zentrum für verfolgte Künste

(Center for persecuted arts) opens in Solingen on December 8, 2015. President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert will be present to open the first European institution entirely dedicated to persecuted artists.

Click through the gallery above to discover some of the works on display.

eg/kbm (epd, ARD)

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