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February 14, 2000
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The Nazis looted 600,000 artworks during Hitler’s 12 years in power, according to a U.S. government expert. Jonathan Petropoulose, research director on art for the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, estimated that 100,000 objects came from Western Europe and 300,000 from Eastern Europe and parts of the Soviet Union. Some 200,000 works came from Germany itself, Petropoulose added during testimony Feb. 10 before the House Banking Committee.

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