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US soldiers take a look, in 1945, at a painting by the French impressionist Edouard Manet. The new database will allow Holocaust survivors and their families to search for items stolen by the Nazis. (image via Daily Mail)

Reuters reports that, “A new online database recording more than 20,000 works of art looted by the Nazis from Jews in France and Belgium during World War Two shows that at least half have yet to be returned to their original owners.”

To view the database, where you will find works by Salvador DaliPablo PicassoHenri MatisseEdouard Manet, and almost every other master from the era, go to www.errproject.org/jeudepaume.

There are some fascinating photos on the Daily Mail website that show the extent of the looting that took place.

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Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. You can follow him at @hragv.