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Wartime self-portrait by German expressionist Max Beckmann sells for £17m

A self-portrait painted during the Second World War by German expressionist artist Max Beckmann has sold in Berlin for 20 million euros (£17 million),...

Poland claims Second World War grave has been destroyed by Belarus

Poland’s government has alleged that authorities in Belarus were levelling a memorial site containing the graves of Polish soldiers who died during the Second...

Second-hand shop find turns out to be ancient Roman bust

A marble bust that a woman bought for about 35 dollars (£28) from a second-hand shop is temporarily on display at a museum in...

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site

A Second World War bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one...

France to return Nazi-looted Klimt painting to rightful Jewish heirs

The French government has announced it will return a Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt landscape painting to its rightful owners more than 80 years after it...

Artworks looted under Nazi rule handed over by German authorities

German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven...

South Korean leader offers olive branch to Japan on liberation day

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered talks with Japan to resolve a bitter feud over wartime grievances as the nation celebrated the 75th...

Second World War bomb defused in Germany following mass evacuation

A 500kg Second World War bomb has been defused near the Frankfurt headquarters of the European Central Bank, hours after thousands of people were...

Austrian court upholds government seizure of Adolf Hitler house

Austria's highest court has ruled the government was within its rights to seize the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born in 1889...

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

Police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in Argentina's history, including a bust of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant...

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