Looted Hermann Goering paintings catalogued

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Paintings looted by Hitler's right hand man Hermann Goering have been documented for the first time.

The prominent Nazi collected some of the world's most important pieces of art to adorn the walls of his country retreat near Berlin.

Now photographs of every painting possessed by Goering will be published in April in a book that is expected to become an essential research tool museums around the globe.

Researchers also hope the catalogue will help reunite the artworks with their rightful owners and their descendants

The project, by Nancy Yeide, head of curatorial records at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, has already found that Goering amassed around 2,000 looted works of art.

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