The Art Newspaper – The heirs of Erich Klahn, a Nazi artist whose work for churches contained racist and Germanic symbols including swastikas and runes, have won a court battle that will ensure his art continues to be displayed in a convent in northern Germany.

In 2014, after uncovering Klahn’s Nazi leanings, Klosterkammer Hannover, a regional public authority responsible for managing property that once belonged to the church, cancelled a contract with Klahn’s heirs that obliges it to keep and display his works. In January the Federal Court of Justice, Germany’s highest civil court, rejected the Klosterkammer’s appeal against previous court rulings that the cancellation was invalid. – read more 

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