A look at 'trophy art' -- European masterpieces stolen first by Nazi Germany, and then seized by the Soviets at the end of World War II.
For fifty years only the Communist elite knew what treasures had been locked away in secret depositories across the Soviet Union after World War II -- until two former Soviet museum curators blew the whistle, and published their revelations in an American magazine. Now the original owners of the stolen artworks, some of whom were victims of the Holocaust, are demanding their property back. The BBC’s Charles Wheeler reports on the uncertain future of Russia’s trophy art.
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