Elsa Koditschek spent much of World War II hiding in her house while an SS Officer lived on the ground floor.
When Fritz Grünbaum was deported to Dachau in 1938 his art collection numbered more than 400 works, many by Egon Schiele.
Years after her father’s death, Carol Bergman discovered that he might not have been quite the art collector she thought. Did he buy a painting confiscated by the Nazis?
The director of Vienna’s Leopold Museum, home to extensive collections of work by Austrian artists such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, has quit in a row over Nazi-looted art.
SUMMER FILM: ‘Portrait of Wally’ tells the shaggy-dog story of the eponymous 1912 Egon Schiele painting: Its theft by a Nazi art dealer and the owners’ efforts to get it back.
After 10 years of a nomadic existence through state and federal courts, Egon Schiele’s “Portrait of Wally” can finally rest in peace. As determined by a July 20 court settlement, the painting, which was stolen from the estate of Jewish art dealer Lea Bondi Jaray by a Nazi agent in the 1930s, was purchased for the sum of $19 million from the Bondi estate by the Leopold Museum in Vienna.