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His meteoric success is suddenly interrupted when the National Socialists take over power in 1933. Beckmann is suspended from the Städelschule. The Beckmann hall in the Kronprinzenpalais of the National Gallery is emptied, a planned exhibition in Erfurt is cancelled. Max Beckmann is stigmatized as a degenerate artist, he flees to Amsterdam in 1937 and never come to Germany again .