pensioner's decision to let experts check his art trove for Nazi-looted
treasures contrasts sharply with the approach of some museums that may
hold works stolen from Holocaust victims, a former minister said on
Over 2,000 German museums hold
works created before 1945 and acquired after the Nazis came to power in
1933, according to the Institute for Museum Research in Berlin. Some of
them could have been looted or extorted from Jewish owners by the Nazis.