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Study of Nazi art policy continues

Germany’s federal government has agreed to continue funding the Free University of Berlin’s research into the Nazis’ campaign against “degenerate art”.

The government first stepped in last year after the Ferdinand Möller Foundation stopped funding the research unit at the end of 2015. The future of the unit, which examines the Nazis’ approach to art that was considered corrupt, is now secure until 2018.

The research unit, which was set up in 2003 on the foundation’s initiative, has set up a database to record the whereabouts of confiscated works. It has also published research about many facets of the Nazi campaign against modern art, including the “degenerate art” exhibition held in Munich in 1937.

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