Iron Gustav is the story of one man, but it is also a vivid, atmospheric portrait of Berlin, showing how the war affected its citizens. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images

Gustav Hackendahl, former soldier and now employer, is a domestic tyrant. He runs his home in much the same way as he directs the daily routine in (...)

The Munich apartment building  where it is believed  German customs discovered a €1 billion hoard of missing artworks. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

The German recluse whose billion-dollar art hoard was seized by authorities has broken his silence to ask for the pictures back and to deny his father(...)

A combination photograph of two formerly unknown paintings by German artist Otto Dix beamed on to a wall on November 5th in an Augsburg courtroom

Germany has responded to international criticism of how it has handed the discovery of a huge haul of lost art in Munich by publishing details of 25 w(...)

In the art world it appears to have been an open secret that Cornelius Gurlitt was sitting on at least part of the “degenerate” art collection of his father Hildebrand. Photograph: Reuters/Dominic Ebenbichler

Cornelius Gurlitt, the man who hid a Nazi treasure trove of lost masterpieces in his Munich apartment, is still alive and residing at the same address(...)

Art historian Meike Hoffmann speaks to the media regarding the seizure in 2011 of 1,500 paintings from Cornelius Gurlitt. A newly discovered self-portrait of the German painter Otto Dix is visible on the screen in the foreground. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

His yellow face half in shadow, a long cigarette smoking from its red tip, Otto Dix rose from the dead yesterday after 44 years in the grave.A previou(...)

Adolf Hitler   visits the Degenerate Art exhibition.  Photograph: Northwestern University

The beige apartment block in Munich’s upmarket Schwabing neighbourhood was an unremarkable 1960s structure. The apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt was (...)

Money makes the world go round, or so the nasty little master of ceremonies in Cabaret sang suggestively. A lack of cash tends to send ordinary life s(...)