Court denies heirs' claims over stolen WWII art

03 Feb 2011 9:13 AM | Anonymous

Court denies heirs' claims over stolen WWII art

The Associated Press
Wednesday, February 2, 2011; 11:57 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal appeals court has dismissed claims against the German government by heirs of an art dealer whose collection was seized by the Nazis and sold at auction during World War II.

Fred Westfield, a retired Nashville professor, filed the federal lawsuit seeking payment for the art and tapestry collection belonging to his uncle Walter Westfeld, a German art dealer in the 1930s.

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