Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

Bundestag members visit German Lost Art Foundation

Date 2017.03.23

Sigrid Hu­pach, deputy chair and cul­tur­al pol­i­cy spokesper­son for left-wing par­ty DIE LINKE and mem­ber of the Com­mit­tee on Cul­tur­al and Me­dia Af­fairs in the Ger­man Bun­destag, and Dr. Rose­marie Hein, mem­ber for DIE LINKE on the Ger­man Bun­destag’s Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee, vis­it­ed the Ger­man Lost Art Foun­da­tion in Magde­burg on March 15.

In ex­ten­sive dis­cus­sions with the Foun­da­tion’s ex­ec­u­tive board, the two politi­cians learned more about the Foun­da­tion’s tasks and cur­rent key work ar­eas. In par­tic­u­lar, they fo­cused on the new re­search field “The con­fis­ca­tion of cul­tur­al as­sets in the So­vi­et Oc­cu­pa­tion Zone and the GDR”, fund­ing op­tions for pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tions and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als in Ger­many, and the work of the Ad­vi­so­ry Com­mis­sion.

The two politi­cians ap­peared im­pressed by the re­sults achieved by the Foun­da­tion since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2015 and con­veyed par­lia­men­tary in­ter­est and sup­port for the Foun­da­tion’s fu­ture work in po­lit­i­cal­ly im­por­tant sub­ject ar­eas.