Nazi-looted art

New Art Restitution Effort Fueled By Return Of Work

Nazi-looted painting given back to Jewish family; lawyers pressing D.C. bill.

05/05/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The return this week of a 17th-century oil painting to the daughter of a German art historian from whom the Nazis stole it is fueling efforts to revitalize campaigns against museums and countries that steadfastly refuse to return Nazi-looted art.

Attorneys Markus Stoetzel, right, and Mel Urbach, center, with state official Benjamin Lawsky stand beside “Painting of a Man.”

Dutch royals move toward restituting Nazi-looted artwork

03/31/2015 - 20:00

The Dutch royal family contacted the heirs of a Nazi-looted painting’s owners as a step toward restitution.

2 Nazi-Looted Paintings Going Back To Owners’ Heirs

03/25/2015 - 20:00

Two paintings confiscated by the Nazis from their Jewish owners will be returned to their heirs in separate restitution deals.

U.S. Museums Must Deal Fairly With Nazi-looted Art Claims

12/01/2014 - 19:00

A Swiss museum’s pledge this week to conduct a full search into the provenance of some 1,600 works of art it plans to accept from the estate of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of one of Hitler’s main art dealers, once again has thrust the issue of Holocaust art restitution into the headlines.

Gideon Taylor

Questions Over Swiss Deal On Looted Art

Advocates for survivors want Gurlitt collection to be shown in Israel, urge more transparency.

11/25/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The announcement Monday that a Swiss museum would accept parts of a collection from an art dealer for the Nazis has been decried by some who believe suspected Nazi-looted art should be housed in Israel until their rightful owners are determined.

The Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland, will house parts of the Gurlitt collection. Getty Images

Ronald Lauder Warns Swiss Museum Not To Take Gurlitt Collection

11/03/2014 - 19:00

World Jewish Congress leader Ronald Lauder warned a Swiss museum to turn down the collection of masterpieces bequeathed to it from the Cornelius Gurlitt collection.

Museum Turns Nazi-Looted Painting To Wall To Raise Money For Restitution

10/29/2014 - 20:00

Berlin — A museum in Germany has come up with a novel plan to buy back a painting stolen from a Jewish collector during the Nazi era.

German Panel Says Nazi-Looted Painting Should Go To Jewish Heirs

08/18/2014 - 20:00

Art experts have determined that another painting from the art collection of the late Cornelius Gurlitt should be returned to the descendants of its previous Jewish owner.

German Collector Of Art Stash Says He’ll Return Some Works

03/27/2014 - 20:00

A Nazi-looted Matisse painting reportedly will be returned to the heirs of a Paris art dealer by the German man who stashed it in his apartment for decades.

France To Return Nazi-Looted Art As ‘Monuments Men’ Hits French Screens

03/09/2014 - 20:00

Ahead of the French premier of a Hollywood film on art looted by Nazi Germany, France has announced the restitution of three precious paintings.

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