Artists like Picasso and Van Gough, just to name a few, were banned during the time of the Third Reich. Art was limited to politics. In his Party Day speech in 1935, Hitler insisted that the only true art would be linked with one's country, health, and the Aryan race. But the suppression of artistic expression began in the late 1920's, with the National Socialist Society for German Culture. The organization aimed to halt the corruption of art, and foster the relationship between art and the Aryan race. By 1933, all modern art was considered degenerate. The organization raided museums and galleries, burning 5,000 pieces of impressionist and abstract paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Works by renown artists were auctioned in Switzerland to provide more money for the Nazi party.