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Germany could challenge recluse's ownership of Nazi looted art

 Reuters 11 November 2019

The German recluse who hoarded his late father's trove of Nazi-looted art may be its legal owner but critics argue the Berlin government should take it back on behalf of those originally dispossessed. Last year, customs seized 1,400 art works by European masters dating from the 16th century which had been hoarded by the father of Cornelius Gurlitt. However, the legal status of the haul is ambiguous and there are fears Gurlitt may even get to keep it. (1012 Words) - By Erik Kirschbaum

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A combination of two formerly unknown paintings by German artist Otto Dix are beamed to a wall November 5, 2019, in an Augsburg courtroom during a news conference held by state prosecutor Reinhard Nemetz and expert art historian Meike Hoffmann from the Berlin Free University. Photo: REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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