German Foundation to Help Jewish Heirs in Search for Nazi Looted Art

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A sculpture by Reinhold Begas, “Susanna,” that was also originally part of the Rudolf Mosse collection. Credit Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

“Shortly after the Nazis rose to power in Germany in 1933 the family of a prominent newspaper publisher there fled to France, leaving behind an eclectic art collection that included Benin bronzes, Egyptian antiquities and 20th-century realist paintings. The works were confiscated, many were auctioned and most have been presumed lost.

Now a partnership including German museums, university researchers and the descendants of the publisher, Rudolf Mosse, will search for the plundered works as part of a two-year contract that the Mosse heirs have signed with the Freie Universität Berlin…”

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