German looted art restitution project shows 1st re

first_imgGerman looted art restitution project shows 1st results by The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2018 6:11 am PDT Last Updated May 2, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The marble sculpture Susanna by the artist Reinhold Begas, once belonged to Jewish-German newspaper publisher Rudolf Mosse, is displayed at the ‘Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The sculpture is one of nine works which restituted from the collections and now are parts of Berlin’s state museums. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) center_img BERLIN – Several German cultural institutions and the American heirs of a German-Jewish family have presented the first results of their joint efforts to restitute a vast art collection stolen by the Nazis.Berlin’s state museums found among their collections nine artworks that the Nazis looted from Berlin newspaper publisher Rudolf Mosse, and returned them to Mosse’s heirs. Of those, three have been resold to the museums, including the marble sculpture “Susanna” by artist Reinhold Begas.Other German museums and research institutions are also involved in the huge restitution efforts, which involve over 1,000 pieces of art believed stolen from Mosse by the Nazis.A representative of Mosse’s heirs, Roger Strauch, told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that the joint project was unique because of the co-operation of all institutions involved.last_img

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