Heirs Seek Return Of Medieval Art From Germany
The descendants of Jewish art dealers are seeking the return of a medieval art collection they say was sold under pressure to Nazi officials. The collection was given to Adolf Hitler as a birthday present in 1935; it is now housed in a Berlin art museum and considered a cultural treasure.
The lawsuit is being filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. because Germany is not recognizing the descendants’ ownership of the art. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Nicholas O’Donnell, head of the Art & Museum Law Group at Sullivan and Worcester Law Firm, is the lead attorney on the lawsuit.
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