Mary Dejevsky

Has Germany confronted its Nazi past? Not where art is concerned

The discovery of 1,400 paintings in a Munich flat is only a fraction of a much bigger picture

Hitler and Goebbels at a 1938 exhibition of Nazi art (Photo: Keystone/Getty)

From repentance to restitution, Germany has done an exemplary job of facing up to its Nazi past — with a little help, it might waspishly be said, from the victorious Allies. Every aspect of life, from education and philosophy, to science, politics, music and the law, was held up to the light early on and thoroughly cleansed.

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