CULTURE & ARTS
01/09/2013 02:40 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2013

Poland Probes Artist Carl Michael Von Hausswolff's Use Of Holocaust Victims' Ashes

Polish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a Swedish artist's claims he used the ashes of Holocaust victims in his artwork, an official said Tuesday.

The artist, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, claims he stole ashes from a crematorium at Nazi Germany's Majdanek concentration camp in Poland in 1989 then used them in one of his paintings by mixing them with water.

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