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Restitution Roulette: The Recovery of Holocaust-Era Looted Art

  • 16 Feb 2012
  • 6:30 PM
  • Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 West 68th Street, New York, New York 10023

The Womens Organization of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue presents

Dr. Lucille Alice Roussin Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and member of the Archaeology Committee at the National Arts Club, where she previously spoke about the mosaics in Sepphoris, Israel


The recovery of Holocaust-era looted art has occupied the legal profession, journalists, and virtually every aspect of the art trade since the 1990s. Little heard today, the earliest case in the United States is a New York State court case involving a Chagall. Newspaper headlines record only the million dollar and larger settlements. But, legal issues are far deeper than headlines. Holocaust-era looted art trials include virtually every aspect of United States and International Law. The specific law applied is critical to issues of restitution. Dr. Roussin discusses the ways of documenting ownership as well as recent cases while analyzing how the law has affected restitution - or no


Join the Womens Organization for this fascinating talk by Dr. Roussin. February 16th, 2012 6:30 pm refreshments 7:00 pm program

Coffee and dessert following the lecture All are welcome - Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 West 68th Street, New York, New York 10023 212-877-4050; www.swfs.org

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