Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Looted Paintings At Auction in New York City-- Part 1

From the Jan. 27, 2014, Yahoo! News, reuters "Painting looted by Nazis, recovered by the Allies to be auctioned in NY" by Patricia Reaney. //// These paintings were returned to their rightful owners by the "Monuments Men" which is of special interest right now because of the release of the movie. (I saw it yesterday.) Their charge was to find, recover and return Europe's art and culture to their rightful owners. The paintings were sold Thursday at New York's Sotheby's and were among the thousands of items recovered by the unit. //// The scale of the Nazi looting was "absolutely extraordinary." In France, some 36,000 items were taken from institutions and even more from individuals, especially Jews. //// --GreGen

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