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Nazi plunder, illegitimate resources flow and its consequences
Was the Jew's genocide a demonstration of effectivity for the German government? Somehow we could say it was. Initially started as a cabinet supported by the people, German nazi power forced their law invading other countries. Going against their democratic principles and imposing registration of the property of jewish citizens. First the civil rights of this small, but rather wealthy group, were diminished. That was the first historical measure, as it was introduced in 1934. In 2010 research revealed that the war was funded by the robbery of the jewish minority. This illegitimate cashflow went on, Jewish fled or died in concentration camps and they saw their property taken away. For those who emigrated there was an 'exit tax'. The income benefit the state gained founded at least a third of the German war expense: 120 billions of reichsmark (20 billions of dollars nowadays). So one can think the cash from jewish families to be lost once and for all. But the paintings and gold, like Henry Matisse's Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace and Portrait of A Lady by Anna Salomonshon's are examples of private goods German authorities expropriated. Even after 70 years some of these are still being retrieved, like the Gurlitts treasure in 2014.