Polish police discover three paintings considered lost during WWII

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Nazi administration seized the pictures in 1940
08:03, 16 April 2018


The police of Warsaw and the Polish Ministry of Culture reported that they managed to recover three pictures, which were previously considered lost during the Nazi occupation of Poland during the WWII.

According to, these are 'Pineapple' by Jozef Pankiewicz, 'A Landscape from The Outskirts of Naples' by Ivan Trusz, and 'The Portrait of President Moscicki' by Kazimierz Pochwalski. 

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The listed pictures were seized by the Nazi occupant administration from the National Museum in Krakow in 1940. There has been no information about the pictures' whereabouts ever since. The paintings were included in the list of the database of the military casualties, composed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

The police do not reveal the names of the actual owners; however, it is known, that the paintings were tendered in early 2018.

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