ANN: Discovery of Letters from Dealers Selling „Degenerate“ Art

During demolition works carried out in Güstrow (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany), numerous letters were discovered.

Portrait of Man, B. A. Böhmer (born 1892, died 1945)

Bernhard A. Böhmer (1892-1945)

They apparently once belonged to Bernhard A. Böhmer (1892-1945), one of the dealers involved in the sale of so-called „degenerate art“ during the Nazi period in Germany. Some of the letters are from the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt (1895-1956) whose activities have been much discussed recently in the wake of the re-surfacing of his collection in 2013.

For more information see (in German) Güstrower Anzeiger

Wikipedia – Bernhard Böhmer