The Wall Street Journal reports that Berlin is getting impatient with the regional officials behind the discovery of the Munich hoard:
“It must be assumed that works looted [during the Nazi regime] are among the impounded drawings, graphics and paintings,” a spokesman for the federal commissioner for culture and the media said in a news release, adding the commissioner seeks “clarification as quickly as possible.”
The commissioner, Bernd Neumann, is calling for the works to be made public, independent of the continuing investigation, the statement said. The federal government is discussing ways to accelerate the research with the Bavarian authorities, it added, although it didn’t specify how the process is to be sped up.
German Government Tells Region to Disclose Nazi Art Research (Wall Street Journal)