The state report criticized the committee for a controversial test it uses to evaluate claims.
“We are not in a legal position to buy something that according to Italian and international law we already own.”
“I think that they’ve been transformative.”
Parent company Spark Networks USA agreed to pay $500,000 in penalties and up to $985,000 in restitution.
When Fritz Grünbaum was deported to Dachau in 1938 his art collection numbered more than 400 works, many by Egon Schiele.
“When I go to the cemetery, in front of the tomb where all these destroyed Torahs are buried, I feel like I’m praying at the tomb of my ancestors.”
Düsseldorf’s mayor referenced “current demands for information and restitution in German museums in connection with the Galerie Max Stern.”
“There are very influential people in Germany who don’t want to see art returned to Jews.”
Holocaust restitution money is supposed to heal wounds. But the Lithuanian government’s payment of $40 million to the country’s small Jewish community has reopened a decades-long dispute between Lithuania’s Jewish leadership and a Chabad rabbi from Boston.
Hanover’s Sprengel Museum will return the German Expressionist painting to the heirs of its former owner, Max Rüdenberg.