German museum displays Hitler's art online

August 1, 2008 19:17

A collection of art that Adolf Hitler dreamed of housing in its own Austrian museum is now on display on the Internet. The German Historical Museum in Berlin decided to launch an online catalog of the famous Linz Collection to help viewers understand the complicated and sometimes tragic history behind many of the pieces, museum spokesman Rudolf Trabold said Friday. Trabold said the collection offers a unique window into Nazi's policies toward art. Hitler, who was rejected from an art academy in Vienna and worked for a time illustrating postcards, was enthralled by German and Austrian painters from the 19th century.

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