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European Parliament passes resolution on looted art

On January 17, 2019, the European Parliament passed a resolution that calls on the European Union and its Member States to establish practices to identify and recover works of art and cultural goods such as books, manuscripts, and ritual items looted during war.

Documenting ERR Looted Libraries

“Endlich Taten!”

“Der neuerliche NS-Raubkunstskandal in Bayern zeigt, dass zwischen der staatlich verordneten Bereitschaft zur Rückführung von geraubten Kunst- und Kulturgütern aus jüdischem Eigentum und der Umsetzung von fairen und gerechten Lösungen eine erhebliche Diskrepanz besteht”, erklärte Ruediger Mahlo, deutscher Repräsentant der Jewish Claims Conference (JCC) am Montag zum Fall der Erben der jüdischen Familie Kraus.

Changes To Limbach Commission Announced, Real Change Now Seems Out Of Reach – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment – United States

United States: Changes To Limbach Commission Announced, Real Change Now Seems Out Of Reach After nearly a year of hinting at changes the Advisory Commission in Germany that makes recommendations to state museums on claims for allegedly Nazi-looted works in their collections (“Beratende Kommission im Zusammenhang mit der Rückgabe NS-verfolgungsbedingt entzogener Kulturgüter, insbesondere aus jüdischem Besitz,” or “Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property”), the federal government announced last week the addition of three new members.

How Did Nazi-Looted Art Wind Up in Israel – and What Can Be Done About It?

Yagna Yass-Alston, a Polish doctoral student, was on a fellowship in Israel last year when she visited the Museum of Art Ein Harod in the Jezreel Valley. She wanted to look at two paintings there for her dissertation research on Jewish art collectors in Krakow.

Ronald Lauder, Helen Mirren testify before US Senate committee on Nazi-looted art – World Jewish Congress

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder and actress Dame Helen Mirren were among the witnesses called at a hearing of the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Tuesday which dealt with Nazi-looted art works.

Senate Bill Would Help Recover Art Stolen by Nazis (Published 2016)

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan collection of senators said on Tuesday that it was their moral obligation to ensure that Holocaust victims could recover art confiscated from them during World War II and, in many cases, still hanging in museums and private collections more than 70 years later.

Why US lawmakers want Germany to revisit its museums’ walls

JTA – In a letter emblazoned with the insignia of the US House of Representatives, 29 members of Congress reprimanded the German state of Bavaria for neglecting its historical responsibility to victims of the Nazis.

The Difficult Work of Reclaiming Art – Jewish Exponent

Efforts to return artwork stolen by Nazis during the Holocaust to their rightful honors has proven to be hard work. Wesley Fisher does not have the Hollywood credentials of the stars of recent films like George Clooney in The Monuments Men or Ryan Reynolds in Woman in Gold, but he has done much of the […]