The Swiss Museum demonstrated several works of impressive Nazi art inherited from the German hermit.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Bern published a selection of nearly 200 items to be presented on November 2 at the exhibition "The degenerated, confiscated and sold art." Among the works shown by the media, there were works by famous German artists Otto Dix, Franz Mark and Otto Müller. The paintings are part of an extensive collection left by the artist Cornelius Gurlitt, who died in 2014 at the age of 81. In his will, Gurlitt named Bern's museum the only heir to hundreds of works found in his littered apartment in Munich. It should be noted that among the works you can observe paintings made by Cezanne, Beckman, Holbein, Delacroix and Munch.

Gurlitt is described as an eccentric hermit in media, who hid pictures, drawings and sketches in his home in Munich for decades. Another 239 works were kept in the house located in Salzburg, Austria. Gurlitt's father was one of four art dealers during the Third Reich, when the Nazis were engaged in selling art stolen from the Jews. Although the German authorities discovered the collection during the tax investigation in 2012, they kept it a secret for almost a year, until an article published in a magazine reached public. Gurlitt made an agreement with the German government in April 2014, which states that all the works selected by the Nazis will be returned to their true holders. Gurlitt's decision to give his house to the Bern Museum led to a lengthy judicial battle that ended in December last year, when the Munich court rejected the claim of his cousin Ute Werner. Werner filed a lawsuit, arguing that Gurlitt did not give an account of his actions being mentally incompetent. There will not be a single stolen work at the Bern exhibition, but it will basically consist of works that the Nazis consider as a "degenerative art". The visitors will also be able to see many plays on paper, including important works in the framework of symbolism, expressionism and constructivism.