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'Nazi art trove' includes unknown Chagall treasure

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Previously unknown masterpieces by modernist painters Marc Chagall and Otto Dix are among a vast trove of works believed stolen by the Nazis and uncovered in a Munich flat, an art historian said Tuesday. 

A reproduction of paintings by Otto Dix (left and right) and Marc Chagall (centre) on display in Augsburg, southern Germany, on November 5, 2013

Breaking two days of silence following the revelation of the spectacular discovery, Meike Hoffmann, the chief expert aiding the investigation, said the Chagall painting, an allegorical scene dating from the mid-1920s, had a "particularly high art-historical value".

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