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Gurlitt: Status report An Art Dealer in Nazi Germany

On my private tours through Berlin I almost daily pass one of Berlin's greatest exhibition centers: The Martin-Gropius-Bau, named after it's architect, the great uncle of Walter Gropius. Opened in 1881, the building used to house the Museum of Applied Arts and later the Museum of Prehistory as well as the Asian collection of Berlin. Having been heavily damaged in WW2, it avoided being torn down, standing just west of the Berlin Wall in the American Sector of Berlin. Many diff

The Boros Collection

One of the things I like about Berlin the most is how visible the often violent history of this town was preserved at unexpected corners. If you walk away from Friedrichstrasse train station via the bridge going over the river and follow the little road north after only a couple hundreds of meters you will suddenly stand in front of a massive piece of concrete located across the corner: You have found the Boros bunker. This is a wonderful example of how Berlin has dealt with