Monday, 3 March 2014

Holocaust Survivor Sues American University Over Painting Stolen by Nazis in WWII

FSWC Reports:

From the Associated Press via

The University of Oklahoma for more than a decade has exhibited a piece of Nazi-looted artwork bequeathed to it by the wife of an oil tycoon. But renewed claims by a family that owned the oil painting before World War II has drawn the US school into a fight it thought was settled in Switzerland more than 60 years ago. 

Camille Pissarro's "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep," an 1886 painting that once belonged to a French Jew, fell into Nazi hands as Germany overran Europe. The school maintains it is the painting's rightful owner, citing a Swiss court decision from 1953.


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