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Painting returned 87 years after Nazis stole it from a Jewish family in Berlin

October 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Decades after Nazis looted artwork from a Jewish family fleeing Germany in 1933, a painting was returned to the rightful heirs.

Decades after Nazis looted artwork from a Jewish family fleeing Germany in 1933, a painting was returned to the rightful heirs.

The painting of two young skaters, "Winter" by American impressionist Gari Melchers, was one of the more than 200 pieces of artwork seized by Nazis when the Mosse family fled their home.

Since 2011, the Mosse Art Restitution Project has been working to reclaim more than 1,000 pieces of artwork stolen by the Nazis, president Roger Strauch said at the press conference.

"While it's believed there were hundreds of thousands of pieces of art stolen by the Nazis, our office is extremely proud to help right even just one wrong done during this evil period of world history," Assistant FBI Special Agent in Charge Peter Magnetto said at the press conference.

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