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Nazi Looted Art

Jewish Heir Searching for Lost Family Art

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great grandfather saw his role as documenting the world around him; I see mine as uncovering and sharing a world that was lost.

Man Behind Massive Art Trove Plans To Return Nazi-Looted Works

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A reclusive collector who hoarded hundreds of valuable artworks at his Munich home has agreed to cooperate with German authorities' ef...

Jewish Group Demands Return Of All Nazi-looted Art

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — Germany must make a stronger effort to identify and return thousands of looted art pieces the Nazis took from Jews, the president of t...

Collector Mulls Restitution Over Nazi-Looted Art Trove

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer for the reclusive collector of a massive trove of art found in Germany said Monday that he is considering claims for the rest...

'Degenerate Art' Once Looted By The Nazis Is Now Being Shown In Stunning Exhibition

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

"Degenerate art" was a term applied by the National Socialist regime in Germany to artworks deemed, for whatever reason, un-German and intolerable. Mo...

Germany Denies Jewish Heirs, Refuses To Return Two Paintings

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it won't return two paintings once owned by a Jewish businessman who fled the Nazis, even as the western city of Cologne ...

Vintage Cigarette Posters Blow Today's Ads Out Of The Water

Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts

These days advertisements are all too often abrasive visual overloads of over-photoshopped women, not-so-subtle sexual innuendos and the occasional of...

Legal Battle Over Nazi-Seized Masterpiece Worth $20 Million Is Revived

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday resurrected a Jewish family's long legal battle to regain ownership of a $20 million masterpi...

Recovered Nazi-looted Painting Given To LACMA

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Baroque-era painting looted by the Nazis in 1944 was returned last week to its owner, who promptly announced plans to donate it...

The Triumph of Art and the Triumph of Souls

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Authorities in Germany have found a huge cache of artwork that was originally plundered by the Nazis. These paintings, with their enduring beauty, have survived. It's an inspiring story, similar to the Jewish people.

80-Year-Old Hermit Doesn't Want To Lose Nazi-Looted Artworks

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — The president of the World Jewish Congress is criticizing as "irresponsible" demands by German prosecutors to quickly return many artw...

German Government Knew About Massive Art Trove Nearly Two Years Ago

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — The German government knew for 19 months that a huge trove of art, possibly including works stolen by the Nazis, had been found in Bav...

Too Many People Want To Feast Their Eyes On Nazi-Looted Art

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A website featuring artworks from among a massive trove discovered in a Munich apartment crashed Tuesday because of heavy traffic, off...

Uncovered Trove Of Nazi-Looted Art Spurs Massive Hunt

AP | JILL LAWLESS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Finding the treasure hoard was just the start of the hunt. Phones in the cramped London offices of the Art Loss Regist...

1,400 Nazi-Looted Artworks Found In One German Apartment

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

AUGSBURG, Germany -- AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — A hoard of more than 1,400 artworks found by tax investigators in a German apartment includes a previo...

'Nazi-Looted Art' Found In Munich Apartment

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a huge art find reported to include hundreds of works seized by the Nazis and considere...

Dutch Museums Identify 139 Likely Nazi Looted Artworks

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM -- AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch museums have identified 139 pieces of art, including dozens of paintings — one by Matisse and many by Dutch pa...

Unclaimed Looted Art Remains A Problem

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- Israel's national museum has located the heir of the owner of a valuable impressionist painting that was stolen by the Nazis after a phot...

Nazi Looted Artwork Returned

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts

PARIS — Tom Selldorff was 6 years old when he saw his grandfather's prized art collection for the last time in 1930s Vienna, before it fell into...