Dutch museum displays ‘plundered art,’ including items Nazis looted from Jews

A Balinese dagger, a Rembrandt self-portrait, and Jewish silver are among artworks looted by Nazis, French revolutionaries and Dutch colonialists on display in a new exhibition in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague.

The show “Loot — 10 stories” opened as part of Dutch efforts to come to terms with its colonial past.

“We want to make up for the injustices of the past,” said Martine Gosselink.

Visitors can see the self-portrait of Rembrandt that was one of thousands of pieces of art Adolf Hitler stole from Jewish families and hid in a huge salt mine in Austria.

The traditional dagger, or ‘Kris’, was taken as part of Dutch military campaigns in Bali in the mid-19th century.


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