"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:
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
Rembrandt van Rijn The Annunciation to the Shepherds, etching, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk, photo: kolekcje.pl This painting from the Urban Museum in Gdańsk was taken to the Soviet Union.
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
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…
APOLONIUSZ KĘDZIERSKI In the Garden, [c. (Picking Tomatoes) Watercolour on paper, . Kędzierski Owned by Stanisława Fijałkowska-Kędzierska, the artists wife, in Warsaw. Lost in August Negative MNW no. photo from repr.
APOLONIUSZ KĘDZIERSKI A Łowicz Girl in Front of the Church, Oil on canvas, . Kędzierski Owned by Stanisława Fijałkowska-Kędzierska, the artists wife, in Warsaw. Lost in August Negative MNW no. photo from repr.
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski – The Retreat of Napoleon from Moscow, oil on canvas, 80 x 122 cm,kolekcje.p Until this painting of Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski was part of the private collection of Andrzej Rotwand. It disappeared in unknown circumstances.