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A Lifetime Searching for Lost Beauty

auschwitz It’s  been almost 70 years since the end of World War II, yet in the time since it ended, we’ve still felt the reverberations of the damage done in the six years of war.

A new example? In the past year, German officials have discovered a trove of approximately 1,400 works by artists like Matisse, Renoir and Picasso just waiting to be found in a Munich apartment.

Beside the feeling of elation over the recovery of works long thought lost is the heartbreaking reminder that there are still families seeking the restoration of pieces looted or sold by their family at rock bottom prices in an attempt to escape Nazi persecution. Reading the article ourselves, we were amazed by the number of grandchildren and great grandchildren who have spent a lifetime committed to bringing a part of their lost family home. Uncovering the works were a victory for honoring the artists but also for the men and women who originally owned them.

Read the story and then see a sample of the recovered pieces here.

What do you think of this amazing find? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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