Heirs of four Jewish art collectors filed suit against Germany to regain a medieval gold treasure they claim was forcibly sold to the Nazis in 1935.
Millions of dollars worth of prized art and objects once stolen by the Nazis and later forcibly relinquished to the Austrian government was donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
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.
The Swiss art gallery named as the sole heir of reclusive German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt is to accept his bequest of masterpieces which include works looted by the Nazis from Jews, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday.
A Jewish museum in Vienna returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1938 to the artist’s grandnieces on Friday, part of a wider move in Austria to deal with art illegally acquired after Germany annexed the country in 1938.
A portrait by Gustav Klimt could be put up for sale, potentially fetching over $30 million, to resolve a dispute between a Viennese art foundation and the granddaughter of the woman in the painting, a lawyer for the granddaughter said on Thursday.
The president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, urged a leading Spanish museum to return a painting that the Nazis stole from a Jewish art collector.
Germany and Israel agreed to cooperate on finding the heirs to art that was stolen or looted from Jews during the Nazi era.
A federal appeals court has revived a New York City woman’s lawsuit to force a California museum to return two life-size panels by German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder that were looted by the Nazis during World War II.
The elderly recluse whose Munich apartment contained a secret hoard of art masterpieces, including works looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners during the Holocaust, has died following a heart operation, his spokesman said on Tuesday.