The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany

How artists suffered the wrath of Hitler’s insane ideology

Nov 6, 2020 · 5 min read
Entartete Kunst — The German word for degenerate art. This was the cover of the Degenerate Art exhibition

From the time Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933, he commanded his officials to confiscate paintings, sculptures, and museum artifacts that depicted modern art styles like Dada, Expressionism, Surrealism, etc. Hitler not only hated modern art because it defied “Aryan culture” but…