News Brief 10/29/2013, Cheshvan 25, 5774
Probe: Dutch Museum Artworks May Be From Nazi Theft
A probe by Dutch museums revealed today (Tuesday) that 139 pieces of art may possibly be among property taken from Jews by Nazi invaders during World War II, according to the Netherlands Museum Association.
Over 40 Dutch museums participated in the probe, which examined art acquisitions between 1933 and 1945 with unclear or "problematic" histories. The findings consist of 69 paintings, two sculptures, 31 decorative art objects, 13 pieces of Judaica and 24 drawings.