ICE and US attorney return stolen paintings

22 Sep 2011 6:50 PM | Anonymous

ICE and US attorney return stolen paintings
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent this bulletin at 09/22/2011 05:36 PM EDT
ICE and US attorney return stolen paintings
Paintings were stolen by the Nazis in 1944 – recovered following ICE HSI investigation

NEW YORK undefined Nearly seven decades after they were stolen by the Nazis, the Julian Falat paintings "The Hunt" and "Off to the Hunt" are back in the hands of their rightful owner, the people of Poland. At a ceremony today at the Polish Consulate in New York, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, returned the paintings to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.

The oil on panel paintings returned today were stolen from the Polish National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, by the Nazis during World War II.

 

"We are deeply gratified to be able to return these cherished paintings that were taken from the people of Poland so long ago," said ICE HSI Executive Associate Director James Dinkins. "Through our investigations into illicitly trafficked cultural property, we take every opportunity to track down objects stolen during World War II."

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