Polish wartime losses( Polskie straty wojenne)

"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:
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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543), A Portrait of Johann Schwarzwaldt, 1543, ink on parchment, diameter: 5 cm, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk, photo: kolekcje.mkidn.gov.p After settling in England, Hans Holbein became the royal painter of Henry VIII. This tiny painting of Johann Schwarzwaldt was created shortly before the artist's death. Up until 1945, it was kept at the Urban Museum in Gdańsk. It was later transported to the Soviet Union.

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543), A Portrait of Johann Schwarzwaldt, 1543, ink on parchment, diameter: 5 cm, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk, photo: kolekcje.mkidn.gov.p After settling in England, Hans Holbein became the royal painter of Henry VIII. This tiny painting of Johann Schwarzwaldt was created shortly before the artist's death. Up until 1945, it was kept at the Urban Museum in Gdańsk. It was later transported to the Soviet Union.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), The Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1634, etching, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk, photo: kolekcje.mkidn.gov.pl This painting from the Urban Museum in Gdańsk was taken to the Soviet Union.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), The Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1634, etching, courtesy of the National Museum in Gdańsk, photo: kolekcje.mkidn.gov.pl This painting from the Urban Museum in Gdańsk was taken to the Soviet Union.

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

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

Jacob Jordaens' The Annunciation formed a part of the collection of the J.K. Bartoszewicz Urban Museum of History and Art in Łódź. After Łódź was incorporated into Germany, the new German board of management at the museum looted and devastated its collection. In 1945 what remained of the original collection was transported to Saxony, from where boxes labelled "Łódź" were later taken over by divisions of the Red Army and transported to Russia.

Jacob Jordaens' The Annunciation formed a part of the collection of the J.K. Bartoszewicz Urban Museum of History and Art in Łódź. After Łódź was incorporated into Germany, the new German board of management at the museum looted and devastated its collection. In 1945 what remained of the original collection was transported to Saxony, from where boxes labelled "Łódź" were later taken over by divisions of the Red Army and transported to Russia.

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

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

Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski (1849-1916),Winter – The Retreat of Napoleon from Moscow, oil on canvas, 80 x 122 cm,kolekcje.mkidn.gov.p Until 1944, this painting of Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski was part of the private collection of Andrzej Rotwand. It disappeared in unknown circumstances.

Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski (1849-1916),Winter – The Retreat of Napoleon from Moscow, oil on canvas, 80 x 122 cm,kolekcje.mkidn.gov.p Until 1944, this painting of Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski was part of the private collection of Andrzej Rotwand. It disappeared in unknown circumstances.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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