In the Hohenzollern conflict, Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia has now declared to Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth (Greens) his willingness to renew expired loan agreements for works of art from his private collection that are exhibited in Charlottenburg Palace and other museums in the capital region.
According to a recent announcement, the Hohenzollern von Roth would like clarification on how the public sector intends to deal with loans and other exhibits, for example from the former Hohenzollern Museum, which belong to the private art collection of Georg Friedrich von Prussia and are legally linked to the role of the Hohenzollern in the have nothing to do with the Nazi era.
“For me, it’s about preserving the works of art from the former royal collections for the public on a permanent basis,” said Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia. He is convinced “that the best solution for the state castles and museums and thus also for all citizens interested in art can be achieved through dialogue.”
The Hohenzollern boss thanked Roth for bringing about an understanding between the public authorities on another topic and overcoming their previous polyphony.
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As reported, the Potsdam administrative court is to rule on compensation and the return of inventory for Hohenzollern properties expropriated after 1945. Both would be impossible if the previous owners, i.e. the Crown Prince at the time, supported the Nazi regime (“considerable subsidies”).
According to the head of the family of the last German monarch, he respects the decision “to have some of the open issues clarified by the courts”. “Regardless of how the courts evaluate the political actions of my great-grandfather, who died in 1951, I will continue to actively support the research and the process of coming to terms with our family history.”