American Museums Caught in Holocaust Art Restitution Delay

04 Jul 2013 1:26 PM | Anonymous
American Museums Caught in Holocaust Art Restitution Delay

American Museums Caught in Holocaust Art Restitution Delay
During the reign of the Third Reich, Nazis stole countless pieces of art owned by Jews. Many of these paintings remained hidden for decades but eventually ended up in art museums around the world. The more widespread this practice became, the better the chances of someone recognizing a work of art that belonged to a family, a former neighbor, or a friend.

Some American museums have been accused of blocking claims via legal means, not being forthcoming with information regarding the artwork in question, and imposing deadlines to file a claim. Museum officials, however, say restitution requests are handled “quickly” and with high ethical standards. It takes time to do the research, especially when documentation is missing or sketchy. They only enforce deadlines when a claim is deemed not valid.

 

http://guardianlv.com/2013/07/american-museums-caught-in-holocaust-art-restitution-delay/

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