Dutch to probe 3,000 Nazi-looted Artworks, Return Them to Jewish Heirs #holocaust #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen




The Netherlands is to verify the origin of works of stolen art by the Nazis and hand them over to the Jewish community if they cannot be traced.  Starting next year they will seek new information on the origins and original owners of the art.  Working with the Central Jewish Council the Dutch authorities will decide what to do with the works if they cannot find the original owners. It is likely the works will be handed over to Jewish communities, museums or institutions.


Until now, the origins of a work of art were only checked if a restitution request was filed or if researchers from the center for the restitution of valuable objects took an interest.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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