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Source: Oinos Educational Consulting by Frank Marangos, D.Min., Ed.D., FCEP “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton During World War II, the Dutch artist, Han van Meegeren, sold priceless art masterpieces worth more than half a billion dollars in today’s currency, to wealthy high-ranking Nazi officers.  Upon the arrest of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring for war crimes, a “Vermeer” was discovered in his possession. Traced back to van Meegeren, the artist was subsequently accused of collaborating with the Germans and sentenced to death for treason. In an odd twist during the high-profile trial,…