||Hitler and Nazi Party come to power in Germany|
Nuremberg laws (anti-Semitic regulations) enacted
||“Degenerate Art” exhibition, Munich. |
Across Europe, museums start to prepare a plan for the protection of works of art in the event of war with Germany. Lists of important works in the museums are made. The castles, churches and abbeys, usable as deposits, are located and evacuation routes are fixed.
Invasion of USSR- Operation Barbarosa
||National Gallery works moved into Manod Quarry|
900 day Siege of Leningrad begins
Pearl Harbor attacked
Gassing at Auschwitz begins
The Germans seize the polyptych of the Mystical Lamb by the brothers Hubert and Jan Van Eyck
||Berlin Flak-Towers completed, museum collections stored here|
Göring commits suicide
A decree puts an end to the activity of the Artistic Commission of Recovery and entrusts the management of the current and future cases to the Office of Private Goods and Interests.
Closing of Munich Collecting Point|