- on the first page of Hitler's 1925 sketchbook there is a plan for his German National Gallery. He continued to plan a museum in Linz that would far surpass all the collections in Europe.
- the best painters in Europe were to be represented in the Linz "Führermuseum". Price, Billy F.: Adolf Hitler as Painter and Drawer, Gallant, Switzerland, 1983, p11
-when asked why he had selected Linz of all places to house the art treasures, he answered,
"Memories of my youth in Linz may play a certain role, but most of all, I want to prevent that only large cities are centres of art."
Price, Billy F.: Adolf Hitler as Painter and Drawer", Gallant, Switzerland, 1983, p.10