Friday, February 22, 2008

Stolen Art on Display in a Search for Owners

Published: February 20, 2008
JERUSALEM — In a remarkable feat of cooperation between France and Israel, requiring intensive negotiations and the passage of a law by the Israeli Parliament, the Israel Museum here has opened an exhibition of important art looted by the Nazis from France and then returned after the war. Some of it was never reclaimed, presumably because the owners were killed in the Holocaust....

(Paintings by Cézanne, left, and Degas are part of the exhibition “Looking for Owners.”)

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