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Polish wartime losses( Polskie straty wojenne)

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"Nazi plunder refers to art theft and other items stolen from 1933 until the end of World War II. It was mainly done by Nazi and Soviet Union. Polish cultural items of great significance were stolen. Germany still has much Polish material looted during World War II. For decades there have been mostly futile negotiations between Poland and Germany concerning the return of the looted property. Some items are found all over the world "( from Wikipedia) Poland is still looking for those:

WOJCIECH KOSSAK (1856-1942) The Habsburg Family Leaving Żywiec Castle in a Sled, [c. 1911] Oil on canvas, (150 x 250) Owned by Karol Olbracht in Żywiec. Lost between 1939-1945.

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APOLONIUSZ KĘDZIERSKI (1861-1939) Head IV, 1910 (Spirea) Pastel on paper, ... x ... Sign. b.r.: A. Kędzierski - 1910 Owned by the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Lost between 1939-1945. Negative MNW no. 227746; photo from repr. WAR020139

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APOLONIUSZ KĘDZIERSKI (1861-1939) A Łowicz Girl in Front of the Church, 1912-1914 Oil on canvas, ... x ... Sign. b.r.: A. Kędzierski Owned by Stanisława Fijałkowska-Kędzierska, the artist’s wife, in Warsaw. Lost in August 1944. Negative MNW no. 227750; photo from repr. WAR020165

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APOLONIUSZ KĘDZIERSKI (1861-1939) Head V, 1910 (Spirea), Pastel on paper, ... x ... Sign. b.r.: A. Kędzierski - 1910 Owned by the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Lost between 1939-1945. Negative MNW no. 227745; photo from repr. WAR020140

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Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), The Temptation of St. Anthony, woodcut print, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk, photo: kolekcje.mkidn.gov.pl

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It was probably around the year 1936 that the Warsaw-based confectioner Mieczysław Broniewski bought Henryk Siemiradzki’s painting from Leopold Kronenberg. The canvas was commissioned by Pavel Isieyev, a secretary of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and it gathered significant recognition when presented to the milieu. The work which depicts a girl looking at amulets sold by a black merchant decorated the walls of salon in the palace on 25 Mokotowska street in Warsaw (presently, the…

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Leon Wyczółkowski (1852-1936), A Study – The Bust of a Young Woman (1884/1889), oil on canvas, 27 x 22 cm, kolekcje.mkidn.gov.p Leon Wyczółkowski is one of the foremost representatives of the realist current among the painters of the so-called Young Poland period. This highly erotic portrait of a young woman was part of the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts collection since 1900. A gift of Feliks Gebethner, it was later deposited at National Museum of Warsaw in 1939. It was then a

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Melancholia I, 1514, copper print, 31 x 26 cm, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk This work of Albrecht Durer (an identical print found itself in the Albertin Gallery in Vienna) belonged to the Jacob Kabrun collection, later part of the Urban Museum of Gdańsk. It was confiscated by the Red Army.

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), A Lying Lioness, drawing on paper, 16,2 x 27 cm, photo: kolekcje.mkidn.gov.pl

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Madonna with Child by Lucas Cranach the Elder was kept at the collegiate church in Głogów until the WWII.It fell into Russian hands in 1945". On 06/04/1945 the painting was requisitioned by the mayor, Mossev. After the year 2000, a reproduction of the painting appeared on the website of the Pushkin State Museum of Art in Moscow.Poland has been making efforts to reclaim the piece since 2004

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