Category: WWII

Schiele Work May Make Record $50 Million, Nazi Art Case Settled – Bloomberg

Schiele Work May Make Record $50 Million, Nazi Art Case Settled By Scott Reyburn – May 5, 2011 4:00 AM ET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-05/schiele-cityscape-may-fetch-record-50-million-as-looted-art-case-settled.html “Hauser mit bunter Waesche, ‘Vorstadt’ II” by Egon Schiele. It is being sold by the Leopold Museum, Vienna, at Sotheby’s June 22 auction of…

Robert Edsel – The Nazi Treasure Hunter

There are those who believe that two of the world’s most high-profile missing artifacts are hidden somewhere in the Dallas area. It’s an interesting coincidence, given that the man leading the search for them and other cultural treasures lost since World War II…

Museums aim to probe Nazi art seizures

hile many German art museums have well-established provenance research programmes to locate works stolen by the Nazis, institutions rarely reveal how they were entangled with the practice. But a new book by the Frankfurt’s Städel Museum may change this. more…

Holocaust archives snatched – San Antonio Express-News

A volunteer at one of the world’s largest privately held Holocaust archives was arrested here Wednesday, accused of pilfering thousands of priceless documents to sell online. Authorities said Mansal Denton, 20, began volunteering at The Mazal Holocaust Library in Hill Country Village in June 2009,…

Spain and Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection petition US Supreme Court

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Spain+and+Thyssen-Bornemisza+Collection+petition+US+Supreme+Court/22138 For the first time, they reveal historical evidence that they say show Lily Cassirer received full payment for allegedly Nazi-looted art at fair market value By Martha Lufkin | Web only Published online 15 Dec 10 (News) The US…

More Than 10,000 Unrestituted Nazi-Looted Art Objects Now Listed on Internet; Call to Museums, Dealers to Check Holdings

More Than 10,000 Unrestituted Nazi-Looted Art Objects Now Listed on Internet; Call to Museums, Dealers to Check Holdings http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/more-than-10000-unrestituted-nazi-looted-art-objects-now-listed-on-internet-call-to-museums-dealers-to-check-holdings-105158444.html NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Nazi records and photographs of the looting of more than 20,000 individual art objects…

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork

Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/09/29/2741080/israel-museum-returns-nazi-looted-artwork September 29, 2010 JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Museum has restituted a Paul Klee drawing to the estate of the Jewish art collector who owned the work before it was looted by the Nazis.…

Larissa, Greece: Search for Nazi-stolen antiquities

Search for Nazi-stolen antiquities http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9152224&maindocimg=4422801&service=102 (ANA-MPA) — A campaign for the repatriation of sculptures stolen from Larissa during the withdrawal of the Nazi troops in 1944 has been launched by a central Greece municipality. Sculptures that decorated archaic steles were…

NY, NY USA: Who really owns a drawing by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele?

2nd Circuit Sends Art Ownership Dispute Back to the Drawing Board Who really owns a drawing by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele? http://www.law.com/jsp/law/international/LawArticleIntl.jsp?id=1202471725149&nd_Circuit_Sends_Art_Ownership_Dispute_Back_to_the_Drawing_Board Daniel Wise New York Law Journal September 07, 2010 Egon Schiele, Self Portrait 1914 The heirs of…

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/29/new.york.stolen.painting/#fbid=9ojdDUuCVGI By the CNN Wire Staff July 29, 2010 — Updated 2327 GMT (0727 HKT) (CNN) — A demur redhead in a modest black dress is making a brief appearance…

Settlement Announced on Painting Stolen by Nazis

Settlement Announced on Painting Stolen by Nazis http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703724104575379783042679878.html By KELLY CROW In a settlement that resolves one of the art world’s longest-running ownership disputes, Vienna’s Leopold Museum agreed Tuesday to pay $19 million to the heirs of a Jewish art…

UK appoints Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues

Press release: Wednesday 9 June 2010 UK appoints Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues Foreign Secretary William Hague has appointed Sir Andrew Burns as the United Kingdom’s first Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues. Sir Andrew, a former UK Ambassador to Israel, will be…

Art stolen by Hitler discovered at SMU museum

Art stolen by Hitler discovered at SMU museum http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Art-Stolen-by-Hitler-Found-at-SMU-Meadows-Museum-93695214.html by DAVID SCHECHTER WFAA Posted on May 13, 2010 at 11:32 PM Updated today at 10:20 AM UNIVERSITY PARK — The SMU Meadows Museum, known as one of America’s great university…

Retrieving Art Stolen By Nazis a Tough Task

Retrieving Art Stolen By Nazis a Tough Task http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=50439 The Holocaust claimed about 6 million Jewish lives during World War II. Survivors not only endured the loss of loved ones, but also lost billions in assets looted by Nazis —…

Possible Nazi art thefts found in Canada

Possible Nazi art thefts found in Canada Published on Sunday, 21st February, 2010 at 20:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses paintings from Norwegian Royal Palace. Sinclair’s landing in Romsdal, 1876 Photo: (Illustration)Adolph…

UK museums can return looted art

Artefacts in national museums found to have been looted by the Nazis can now be returned to their rightful owners, thanks to newly-passed legislation. The Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Act gives national institutions in England and Scotland the power to…

Polen und Russland streiten um Beutekunst

Aus den Museen in Polen sind während des Zweiten Weltkriegs und in den Jahren danach schätzungsweise rund eine Million Kunstwerke entführt worden. Neben den Nazis sollen dafür auch die Sowjets verantwortlich sein, die sich ebenfalls in den Museen in Warschau,…