The art of fair and just solution.

 "Berlin's regional government said it will return two Expressionist paintings in the Neue National galerie museum to the heir of a Jewish textiles entrepreneur who was murdered at Auschwitz during World War II.

The paintings by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff belonged to Robert Graetz, a Berlin businessman who was deported by the Nazis to Poland in 1942, after losing his villa and possessions. The pictures, a 1920 self-portrait and a 1910 landscape titled "Farm in Dangast," are now valued at a combined $4 million."

Germany is one of more than 40 countries that endorsed the non-binding Washington Principles on returning looted art in public collections. The German government, states and municipalities pledged in a separate agreement to seek a "fair and just solution" with the heirs for art in public collections that was lost from private ownership due to Nazi persecution. Read More


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