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Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard

Swiss museum to exhibit works from Nazi-era art hoard it inherited two years ago from German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt.

Swiss and German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard

Why isn't Germany returning Nazi looted art?

Task force working since 2013 says it has only proven 5 of 1,200 pieces were stolen, even though 120 were apparently taken from Jews.

Why isn't Germany returning Nazi looted art?

Nazi-Looted Painting Sold for $2.92 Million

A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades sold at Sotheby's for more than three times than estimated.

Nazi-Looted Painting Sold at Auction for $2.92 Million

Art Nazis Stole from Jews Goes on Auction

First of Gurlitt hoard auctions, as Jewish heir now 90, blind and unable to see painting puts it up for sale after legal resolution.

Art Nazis Stole from Jews Goes on Auction

Painting from Nazi-Looted Trove to be Sold Off

Sotheby to sell painting by Max Liebermann from a Nazi-era art trove found in Germany last year.

Painting from Nazi-Looted Trove to be Sold Off

German Court Authorizes Return of Looted Painting

Court formally authorizes the return of two paintings from Gurlitt trove to their rightful owners' descendants.

German Court Authorizes Return of Painting from Looted Trove

More Than 200 Queries Received About Art Hoard

A task force investigating the provenance of priceless paintings found in a Nazi-era art hoard has received more than 200 queries.

More Than 200 Queries Received About Nazi Art Hoard

List of Looted Nazi Art Published by Swiss Museum

After inheriting hoard of son of Nazi art dealer, Bern Museum publishes lists for descendants of owners to claim for first time.

List of Looted Nazi Art Published by Swiss Museum

Big Donation to Help Museum Receive Nazi Art Hoard

800,000 euro donation to ensure arrival of the art trove to the Bern, as saga over hoard of looted paintings continues.

Big Donation to Help Swiss Museum Receive Nazi Art Hoard

Swiss Museum Accepts Nazi Looted Art

Recluse son of Nazi art dealer leaves priceless trove of over 1,000 works to Bern Art Museum, which promises to return looted art to owners.

Swiss Museum Accepts Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Museum to Display Looted Art

The Bern Art Museum to announce it will display the looted works willed to it by Cornelius Gurlitt.

Swiss Museum to Display Looted Art

WJC Warns Swiss Museum Not to Accept Nazi Art

WJC leader warns of 'Pandora's box' of consequences if Bern accepts art stolen from Jews by Nazis.

Jewish Leader Warns Swiss Museum Not to Accept Gift of Nazi Art

Nazi Art Hoarder Snuck Monet into Hospital Room

Monet smuggled in a suitcase to Cornelius Gurlitt's bedside before he died, investigators say.

Nazi Art Hoarder Snuck Monet into Hospital Room Before Death

Israel and Germany Form Stolen Nazi Art Pact

Ministers establish joint research to help return Jewish-owned art stolen by Nazis to its rightful owners.

Israel and Germany Form Stolen Nazi Art Pact

Experts: Painting Found in Nazi Hoard was Stolen

Experts confirm that a Matisse painting found in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt was taken from a Jewish art dealer in Paris.

Experts Confirm Painting Found in Nazi Art Hoard was Stolen

Dead Nazi-Art Hoarder Left Two Wills

German court reveals it has two wills of Cornelius Gurlitt, but notes they don't contradict. The listed heirs 'inherit everything.'

Dead Nazi-Art Hoarder Left Two Wills

Nazi Art Hoarder Leaves Stash to Swedish Museum

Disputed artworks donated to Bern Art Museum foundation. Will they ever be returned to their Jewish owners?

Nazi Art Hoarder Leaves Stash to Swedish Museum

Nazi-Looted Art Hoarder Dies

Cornelius Gurlitt, reclusive art hoarder, dies at 81; probe into returning works to rightful Jewish heirs to continue.

Nazi-Looted Art Hoarder Dies

Germany Lifts Confiscation on 'Nazi Art Trove'

Germany to hand back works seized from a Nazi-era art dealer's son, part of a wider deal to ensure restitution to rightful owners.

Germany Lifts Confiscation Order on 'Nazi Art Trove'

Germany, Heir Reach Accord on 'Nazi Art' Stash

Art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt likely to retain many of the Nazi-looted artworks after settling deal with German government.

Germany, Nazi's Heir Reach Accord on 'Nazi Art' Stash

German Recluse Agrees to Return Looted Art

Cornelius Gurlitt, the art who hoarded artworks looted by the Nazis, to return items looted from Jewish owners.

German Recluse Agrees to Return Looted Art

New Yorker Joins Legal Fray over Nazi Art Trove

Cornelius Gurlitt, alleged hoarder of art stolen by the Nazis, fights petition to return stolen painting to heir of looting victim.

New Yorker Joins Legal Fray over Nazi Art Trove

German Recluse Launches Website on 'Nazi Art'

Cornelius Gurlitt, German man suspected of hoarding 1,400 works of art taken from Jews by the Nazis, launches site about the trove.

German Recluse Launches Website on 'Nazi Art' Trove

Germany Debates Law on Looted Art

Germany's parliament debates a law to help return Nazi-looted art to their rightful owners or their heirs.

Germany Debates Law on Looted Art

Jewish Group Calls for Publication of Newest Trove

Jewish advocates call for the publication of newly found artworks at the home of an elderly German recluse.

Jewish Group Calls for Publication of Newest 'Nazi Art Trove'

New Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Germany

60 more paintings found in possession of same reclusive collector who had massive collection of Nazi-stolen art.

New Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Found in Germany

100 More Works From Stolen Nazi Art Trove Revealed

New works include Picasso, Cezanne, Gaugin; total of 590 works to be put online in search of original owners.

100 More Works From Stolen Nazi Art Trove Revealed

Jewish Leader Blasts Return of Art Trove

Leader of Germany's Jewish community slams a decision to return paintings to a man accused of hoarding artworks stolen by Nazis.

German Jewish Leader Blasts Return of Art Trove to Recluse

WJC: Germany Needs To Prevent Nazi Art Incidents

Ronald Lauder, head of the World Jewish Congress, makes public statement decrying German mishandling of the Nazi art looting case.

WJC: Germany Needs To Prevent More Nazi Art Incidents

Germany to Return Some Artwork to Collector

German authorities will order the return of some paintings to a recluse accused of hoarding priceless artworks stolen by the Nazis.

Germany to Return Some Looted Artwork to Man Who Held Them

German Collector Won't Give Up Nazi-Looted Artwork

Cornelius Gurlitt vows to fight to keep priceless artworks his father is accused of helping Nazis to loot from European Jews.

Eccentric German Collector 'Won't Give Up' Nazi-Looted Artwork