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Art furor

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Protesters have vandalized an art exhibition in Berlin, saying the art was purchased with tainted Nazi money. The collection belongs to Friedrich Christian Flick, grandson of a Nazi industrialist who used thousands of slave laborers in his arms factories. Despite a war crimes conviction at Nuremberg and a three-year prison stint, the elder Flick managed to build a massive business empire after the war, and was the fifth-richest man in the world when he died, in 1972. His grandson has used his inherited wealth to amass a major art collection, including Duchamps and Richters—but many Germans don’t want to see it. One woman smashed several sculptures before guards could haul her away.

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