German Art Prosecutor Prioritizes Identifying Nazi Theft Works

November 19, 2013 2:55 PM

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German Art Prosecutor Prioritizes Identifying Nazi Theft Works

Identifying which of the 1,406 artworks seized last year from a Munich apartment were looted by the Nazi regime is the priority for investigators, the prosecutor handling the case said today.

Once it is established which pieces were confiscated by Nazi authorities, previous owners can claim restitution, Augsburg chief prosecutor Reinhard Nemetz said in a statement. The haul includes works by Marc Chagall, Otto Dix, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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