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Arts & Culture

Rare posters once seized by Nazis on display in East Aurora

Photo from Urban Design

Rare posters that were seized by Nazis in 1938 in East Berlin are now right here in Western New York.  About 30 of those posters were recently up for auction in New York City.

WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with the bidder -- Lisa DeCarlo of Urban Design in East Aurora -- who purchased them. The posters will be on display for public viewing  tonight and tomorrow at her East Aurora art shop.

The public can view the posters at Urban Design on Elm Street of Main in the Village of East Aurora Thursday and Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The posters were once owned by Hans Sachs, a Jewish man who survived the Holocaust. Under the Iron Curtain, Adolph Hitler had those posters confiscated. 

The posters were consider the earliest forms of graphic art work to advertise a club or event and designed by some very famous artists.