One Yad Vashem official who saw the Pietruszka reunion, called it “the end of an era.”
“There are very influential people in Germany who don’t want to see art returned to Jews.”
The true death toll is unknown, but investigators have put it in the thousands.
The Nazis were collecting Judaica for a museum on the extinct Jewish people. Rachela Krinsky defied them, risking her life.
“One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.”
“All my life, I felt that I missed it so much. I am so excited and happy,” said Alexander Buchnik, age 87.
The purpose of the exhibition was to highlight the supposed scientific progress made by Nazi doctors working in concentration camps.
Far-flung relatives of a young Nazi victim named Karolina Cohn gathered in Frankfurt to honor her memory.
“In terms of his draftsmanship, he’s proficient,” the Army’s art historian said of Hitler’s paintings. But his art doesn’t show any “sparkle of life.”
“No visitors complained about it. Most of our visitors are having fun because they know this is just an entertainment museum.”