Photo Gallery: Blood Art
Foto: Joanna Nottebrock/ DER SPIEGEL

Photo Gallery: Blood Art

East Germany's Blood Art No Justice for Victims of Regime's Treasure Hunt

East German officials systematically stole from the country's art collectors and sold their possessions to raise hard currency. Families have sought for years to reclaim the treasures or to obtain compensation. In a rare success, one family in America recently retrieved some of its heirlooms.
Von Rainer Erices, Nicola Kuhrt und Peter Wensierski
Translated from the German by Charles Hawley and Daryl Lindsey