Heirs Can Seek Return of Art Stolen in Holocaust

23 Apr 2013 3:42 PM | Anonymous
Heirs Can Seek Return of Art Stolen in Holocaust

(CN) - Hungary must face a lawsuit from the alleged rightful heirs to a Jewish baron's art collection that was plundered by the Nazis, the D.C. Circuit ruled.

Baron Mor Lipot Herzog, a Budapest banker, was a "passionate Jewish art collector in pre-war Hungary" who assembled a collection of more than two thousand paintings, sculptures, and other artworks, according to a complaint filed by his descendents in Washington, D.C. That collection included works by artists such as El Greco, Diego Velazquez, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet.



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