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.
Cornelius Gurlitt possessed one of the most enormous secret collections of art ever uncovered. After a long legal battle, the work might soon be displayed.
The painting is one of 2,000 that France declared “orphaned” after World War II.
Cornelius Gurlitt’s art hoard, collected by his father in collaboration with the Nazis, has made headlines since its discovery in 2012. Now, for the first time, some of the collection will be made viewable for the public.
Rachela Segal and her husband, Strul Segal, elderly Holocaust survivors living outside Tel Aviv, haven’t eaten chicken or fruit for weeks. At the market, they now even find it hard to afford to buy vegetables. “So I buy less, and Grade B. I go to buy vegetables, and 100 shekels flies,” Rachela Segal said.