Famous artists' works part of Nazi collection

A hoard of art found in Germany last year, some of which was apparently seized by the Nazis, included works ranging from Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann and dates back to the 16th century.

Investigators said they searched the Munich apartment on February 28, 2012, as part of a tax investigation that started with a routine check on a Zurich-Munich train in late 2010. They said they found 121 framed and 1,285 unframed paintings, in good condition.

Prosecutor Reinhard Nemetz told reporters that investigators have turned up “concrete evidence” at least some works were seized by the Nazis from their owners or art considered “degenerate” by the Nazis.

Officials say some of the works were previously unknown.

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