Nearly a dozen sculptures considered by the Nazis to be “degenerate”
artwork and believed to have been lost or destroyed after World War II
have been unearthed during construction near Berlin's city hall and
were shown to reporters Monday.
The terra-cotta and bronze
statues were found during a dig to lay down a new subway line. They
belonged to a collection of 15,000 works condemned by Hitler's regime
for containing “deviant” sexual elements, anti-nationalistic themes or
criticizing Nazi ideology.