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  10/16/2013, Cheshvan 12, 5774

Jewish Heirs Claim Famous Art Seized by Nazis


The heirs of Erich Lederer say the famous Beethoven Frieze painting by Gustav Klimt rightfully belongs to them. The huge work of art dating back to 1902 today hangs in a museum in Austria. The family charges that the Nazi regime seized the artwork but it fell back into their hands after the end of the Holocaust. But later, the family was force to sell the masterpiece, they say.