Artworks by Jewish artist forced to flee Nazi Germany discovered in attic





The 22 drawings and paintings taken from one of Germany's pre-war satirical magazines are by a little-known Jewish artist Dodo Burgner, who fled the Nazis in 1936 and settled in Britain with her husband and two children.

The art deco style work dates from 1927 to 1933 and evokes the decadence of bohemian society in pre-war Berlin.

One design shows a couple dancing in front of a jazz band, while another depicts New Year celebrations with a woman holding a pig, a good luck symbol in Germany.

Most of the work was published in the magazine Ulk, edited by Theodor Wolff, a Jewish art critic who founded the German Liberal Democratic Party. He died in 1943, while a prisoner in a concentration camp.

Clare Durham, of the Wiltshire auctioneers, Woolley and Wallis, said: "Ulk was a satirical magazine and the title meant joke or prank...


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