JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Movie 'Woman in Gold' Opens April 1 #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The movie Woman in Gold is the story of how an US attorney, E. Randol
Schoenberg, was able to get back six Gustav Klimt paintings stolen by the
Nazis during WW2. One of the paintings is the famous "Woman in Gold" which
after the war hung in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna. Randy represented
the rightful owner-Maria Altman. Randy helped get back the stolen art
paintings >from the estate of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer. The "Woman in
Gold" is Mrs. Altman's aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer. This quest took Randy to the
US Supreme Court as well as highest authorities in Austria. Randy Schoenberg
is known to us in the world of Jewish genealogy as the coordinator of the
Austria-Czech SIG, chairman of the board of the Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust, member of the JewishGen Board of Advisors, and an avid
volunteer curator. Randy has also told this story (before the movie) at a
previous IAJGS conference. The movie opens on April 1, 2015.

An Associated Press review of the movie may be found at:

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An article about the movie may be found at the Jewish Journal website:

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Thank you to Randy Hershaft of the Associated Press who informed us of the
AP movie review.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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