Adolf Hitler's Fascination Of Art During World War II

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Many important events happened during World War II that shaped many countries in many drastic ways, making us see the world much differently. These events included Fatal battles, important declarations, and mass genocide; each collection of events containing thousands of interesting stories. There are also many things that not many people are aware of, one of them being Hitler and the Nazis stealing massive amounts of artwork from museums, homes, churches and art galleries containing works by world famous artists such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, and many other known artists. The Nazis kept this under closed doors for a very long time. It wasn't until a group of art enthusiasts from all over the world came to help retrieve the looted art that formed country's heritage and culture. …show more content…
He spent his earlier years admiring various artists. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum described his interest in art, stating that hitler would often fight with his father about becoming an artist; when his mother was dying he persuaded his parents to let him apply for art school. He wasn't the best artist, and once rejected from the school, Hitler became very upset with his dream being crushed. Most historians believe this is why he eventually began stealing art. Hitler dreamed of a large gallery consisting of the art he would soon steal. He eventually named the gallery “Show of Degenerate Art.” Hitler targeted the most famous artists including Monet, Van Gogh, Michelangelo, and many more. These stealings would lead to one of the greatest heists of all