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E-mail answer to query

Dear Michael Sher,
 Thanks for your note.  I'm not sure how I can help you, but yes indeed, the Nazis focused on art (and the politics of art) even before they came to power.  That's the subject of my first book, Art as Politics in the Third Reich (University of North Carolina Press, 1996--it's available in paperback now).
 Among other things, the Nazis destroyed Oskar Schlemmer's great murals in the Folkwang Museum in Essen; they painted over Anton Faistauer's murals in Salzburg right after the Anschluss; and burned so-called "degenerate" art at the Berlin Main Fire House in 1939.
 I hope that this is helpful.
 All the best,
 Jonathan Petropoulos
 John V. Croul Professor of European History
 Director, Gould Center for Humanistic Studies
 Associate Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
 Claremont McKenna College
 850 Columbia Avenue
 Claremont, CA 91711
 Tel.: 909-607-2775
 Fax: 909-607-9011