News Brief 3/5/2013, Adar 23, 5773
German Museum Returns Art Looted by Nazis
A German museum for the first time on Tuesday returned a painting despoiled by the Nazis to the estate of a late German Jewish art dealer, the AFP news agency reports.
Concordia University in Montreal, acting on behalf of the executors of the estate of Max Stern (1904-1987), announced Staatsgalerie Stuttgart's restitution of an early Northern Renaissance painting belonging to Stern.
Clarence Epstein, who leads the restitution project, received the painting at a ceremony at the Canadian embassy in Berlin. He was accompanied by Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.