NY Museums Required to Disclose Artwork Looted by Nazis #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen

CNN reports, museums in New York will be required to disclose which artworks were stolen in Europe during the Nazi era due to new legislation signed into law on August 10 by NY Governor Kathy Hochul. The law is A.3719A /S117A (https://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A03719&term=2021&Summary=Y). . In a NY State governor reports it says, “the Nazis looted some 600,000 paintings from Jews, enriching the Third Reich and eliminating all vestiges of Jewish identity and culture. Museums across New York display this stolen art with no recognition of or transparency around their origins, and this legislation will require museums to disclose information on the history of these stolen art pieces.”  

See: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202208101


To read the CNN.style article see: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/new-york-art-museum-nazis-trnd/index.html


Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, JewishGen for informing us about this.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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