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Masters' works in Nazi art find

Previously unknown artworks by masters including Marc Chagall, Otto Dix, Max Liebermann and Henri Matisse are among a haul of 1,500 paintings believed to have been confiscated by the Nazis and now found inside a flat in Munich.

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Historian attempting to establish looted art owners

German art historian Meike Hoffmann has been trying to establish the origin and value of around 1,500 artworks found in Munich that were looted by the Nazis in the 1930's and 1940's.

One of the works was reported to be a Matisse painting previously owned by Jewish collector Paul Rosenberg.

His granddaughter Anne Sinclair, the French journalist and ex-wife of the former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss Kahn has been campaigning for many years for the return of looted art.

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