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Osnabrck is a quiet, small city in north-western Germany. Numerous companies in the automobile, paper, steel and grocery sectors are located in the city and its surrounding area. Its pleasant centre has largely been reconstructed after it was demolished during World War II.

Osnabrck's lively reputation is enhanced by the presence of more than 22,000 students studying at the University and the University of Applied Sciences. So...yes, there are plenty of good bars and restaurants.

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This picture shows the entrance to the Felix Nussbaum Haus. This museum is dedicated to one of the most fascinating German painters of the 20th century.

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Felix Nussbaum was studying in Italy when the Nazi's took over his home country and spent the rest of his life a refugee. When hiding in Brussels, he and his wife were betrayed and sent to Auschwitz, where they both died.

Even though at one point virtually all his paintings seemed to have been wiped out, quite a lot of them actually managed to survive.

In 1998 in Osnabrck a museum dedicated to his art opened. It was the first major realization of Daniel Libeskind, who later also built the Jewish Museum in Berlin. He called it "the Museum Without Exit".

In Belgium and Holland recently Nussbaums art gained a lot of attention through the publication of a very impressive study about his life and times.Orgelman, written by Marc Schaevers, was the surprise winner of some major literary prizes in the low countries and deserves more worldwide attention.

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